American the Beautiful’s penultimate coin release in 2015 celebrates Delaware’s most treasured landmark, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
The Silver 5-oz ATB 2015 Bombay Hook containing 0.999 fine silver is an investment-grade collectible coin that honors the unique role Bombay Hook plays in protecting the fragile yet vital tidal salt wetlands of Delaware.
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About the Bombay Hook silver coin
The Silver 5-oz ATB 2015 Bombay Hook has a face value of 25 cents backed by the U.S. Government. With its 0.999 fine silver content, artistic design, and bold emblematic feature of Delaware, this coin is in demand among collectors and investors.
Each obverse of the coins in the series features the portrait of George Washington designed byJohn Flanagan, used on the quarter since 1932. Every ATB coin brings out the details and beauty of Flanagan’s original model.
Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the reverse of the Silver 5-oz ATB 2015 Bombay Hook features a great blue heron in the foreground and a great egret in the background. These two waterfowls depict the hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, manly, ducks, geese, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds making a refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
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About Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The Bombay Hook is an important landmark of Delaware Bay for thousands of migrating birds as they make their critical trip north to their breeding grounds. Tired and hungry migratory birds seek shelter at Bombay Hook and feast on abundant marsh grasses, fish, and other foods before continuing their journey.
Before the wetlands became a refuge, it was previously to the Native Americans as Canaresse, meaning “shaggy bushes” or “thicket.” Bombay Hook evolved from the Dutch phrase “Bompies Hoeck,” meaning “little-tree point.” Dutch settlers cut salt hay from the marsh, trapped muskrats, and hunted waterfowl. Realizing the need for conservation, the once hunting ground has been established as a refuge in 1937. Initially, Bombay Hook was established as a link in the chain of refuges extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Today the refuge covers over 16,251 acres of land and is a sanctuary and breeding ground for migrating ducks, geese, waterfowls, and other wildlife during their spring and fall migrations.
In its fourth and penultimate release, the U.S. Mint America the Beautiful series in 2015 featured the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to represent Delaware. The coin commemorated the years of conservation effort by government and private sectors to preserve the fragile avian ecosystem in North America.
- 2015 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
- One of the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint.
- Individual coins are shipped in protective capsules. Orders in multiples come in original mint sealed tubes or original strapped mint-sealed monster boxes.
- Mintage limited to 45,000
- 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.