The Silver 5-oz Saratoga Coin beautifully commemorates that monumental victory in the American Revolutionary War and celebrates the state of New York and Saratoga National Historical Park. The special commemorative quarter consists of 5 ounces of 99.9% pure silver.
The reverse side of the coin features the historic moment when General Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Gates, along with the inscription British Surrender 1777. The standard inscriptions of the state, landmark, and Latin U.S. motto “E Pluribus Unum” are also featured on the smooth edge of the obverse. Worth mentioning is that John Trumbull’s painting, unlike the depiction here, shows General Gates refusing the sword out of respect for General Burgoyne.
The obverse of the coin displays one of the founding fathers and the first elected president, George Washington. The image was designed by John Flanagan in 1932 as a replacement for the Standing Liberty Quarter, authorized by Congress. It also features the standard quarter inscriptions with the official U.S. motto “In God We Trust” and the foundation of the country, the concept of “Liberty."
About Saratoga National Historical Park
The Battle of Saratoga is one of the most impactful and important battles American forces have ever fought. It marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign when the Continental Army defeated the British army in a decisive battle in Saratoga, New York.
The Saratoga campaign was an attempt by the British high command to take military control over the strategically important Hudson River valley during the American Revolutionary War. British General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army southward from Canada with the plan of meeting a similar British force marching northward from New York City, and another force marching eastward from Lake Ontario. The southern and western British forces never arrived, and Burgoyne’s army was met and surrounded by American forces in upstate New York. Trapped by the superior American forces with no help on the way, he retreated to Saratoga and surrendered his entire army there on October 17, 1777. It marked a great turning point of the American Revolutionary War because it won the Americans’ foreign assistance with France formally joining the war as an American ally. The surrender is remembered by the act of General Burgoyne surrendering to General Horatio Gates, who refused to take his sword. A famous historic oil painting Surrender of General Burgoyne was painted by John Trumbull in 1822.
Saratoga National Historical Park is dedicated to preserving the site of the Battles of Saratoga. It was first authorized as a New York state historic preserve in 1927 on the sesquicentennial of the Battles, and the National Historical Park was established in 1938, by the U.S. Congress. It’s located in the town of Stillwater in eastern New York.
*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.
- 30th design in America the Beautiful Series, and the last ATB series coin released in 2015
- Iconic image of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan
- One of the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint
- Face value of $0.25 (USD) backed by the United States.
- Mintage limited to 45,000 5 oz silver bullion coins
- Contains 5 oz of 0.999 fine silver
- Coin quality is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint