The Silver 5-oz ATB 2011 Olympic coin is the eighth in the America the Beautiful silver coin series and a perfect addition to any collection. The setting for this coin is the Olympic National Park, which has a history unlike anywhere else.
The area of the Olympic Peninsula that now contains the park is home to two related Native American tribes with settlements on the mouths of the two rivers in the park, the Hoh people and the Quileute. President Theodore Roosevelt first established the Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909. His fifth cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt later made it an official National Park in 1937.
The Olympic Silver ATB coin features John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington, originally used on the quarter in 1932. On the reverse (back) side of the coin is Susan Gamble and Michael Gaudioso’s work. The image shows a Roosevelt elk, native to the park, standing along the forested Hoh River with Mount Olympus as the backdrop.
Each coin weighs five troy ounces of fine .999 pure silver and has a diameter of three inches. Carrying a face value of 25 cents, it and the rest of the America the Beautiful series make for a great collector piece. This is the eighth in the series of 56 to be released over a 12-year period ending in 2021. Each of these coins is eligible for inclusion in IRAs, making them just as valuable to investors as to collectors.
- Weight of 5 troy ounces of pure silver
- Purity of .999
- Part of limited-edition America the Beautiful program, 8th in series
- Fully backed by United States government
- At 104,900 total, one of the larger edition mintings in the program
- Face value of $0.25