The Silver 5-oz ATB 2011 Vicksburg coin is the second in the series to depict and commemorate a historic Civil War battle site, after the Gettysburg one released earlier in 2011. The national park featured on this ninth entry in the America the Beautiful silver quarter dollar series is the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Each Vicksburg ATB coin weighs five troy ounces of fine .999 pure silver with a diameter of three inches. They carry a 25 cents face value and have become staples in coin collections since their release. The Vicksburg coin, along with the rest in the series, is also IRA eligible making them perfect for investors too.
On the obverse (front) side of the coin is the infamous portrait of George Washington, first featured on coins in 1932. John Flanagan’s original portrait of the first president is remastered on this strikingly clear and beautiful coin series.
The reverse (back) of this particular entry in the ATB series was created by Thomas Cleveland and Joseph Menna. It features the U.S.S. Cairo, one of the first American ironclad warships built at the start of the Civil War. During the 47-day siege of the city of Vicksburg, the Cairo was sunk marking a huge moment in a pivotal battle during the war. Today, at the Vicksburg National Military Park, you can see the Cairo, which was raised 100 years after the battle.
- Weight of 5 troy ounces of pure silver
- Purity of .999
- Part of limited ATB program, 9th in series, 58,100 total minted
- Fully backed by United States government
- Face value of $0.25