This 5 oz silver coin honors the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and is the 21st out of 56 released in the series.
About the silver Great Smoky Mountains coin
Each obverse of the coins in the series features the iconic portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan and used on U.S. Mint quarters since 1932. The Silver 5-oz ATB 2014 Great Smoky brings out the details and beauty of Flanagan’s original model.
The reverse design depicts one of the historic log cabins and the ravines on the Great Smoky’s ’ distant mountains. The park is filled with numerous historical landmarks scattered throughout. One of them is featured in the reverse of the Silver 5-oz ATB 2014 Great Smoky coin. The lush scenery and the soaring hawk depicted in the coin’s reverse is a preview of the Smoky’s rich biodiversity.
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The Silver 5-oz ATB 2014 Great Smoky coins as part of America the Beautiful Quarters® Program has become extremely popular and coveted collectibles. This 0.999 fine silver bullion coin is now available through BullionMax.
About the Great Smoky Mountains
Tennessee is highly respected for its role in the history of the United States. To represent Tennessee in America the Beautiful, the U.S. Mint, among several candidates, featured the Great Smoky Mountains, National Park. Among the 62 national parks in the US, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ranks as the most visited. The park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, the magnificent ancient landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. The 21st release of U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful series takes us on a trip to Tennessee’s most beautiful spot.
Before the Europeans’ arrival, the area was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. By the time the white population expanded, conflicts had arisen. The Cherokee enjoyed a sophisticated agriculture-based life. Eventually, the Cherokees were forced to sign over a significant portion of their land, first to the British and then to the United States. The park strives to protect Cherokee Indian's culture, historic structures, landscapes, and artifacts that tell the varied stories of Cherokees who once called these mountains home.
In the late 18th century, Germans, Scotch-Irish, English, and other settlers arrived in significant numbers. The settlers brought a booming logging industry with them that eventually changed the land and the people’s lives. Technological advances and the eastern United States' need for lumber nearly depleted all the southern Appalachian forests.
The states of Tennessee and North Carolina and countless citizens decided to band together to preserve the land. Finally, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was officially established for preservation on June 15, 1934.
- 2014 fourth release in the U.S. Mint’s famous America the Beautiful 5 oz bullion series.
- Iconic effigy of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan
- The final design was selected from several candidates by the Secretary of the Treasury.
- Face Value: $0.25 backed by the U.S. Government
- This mintage limited to just 33,000 coins
- Contains 5 oz of 0.999 fine silver
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.