The Silver 5-oz ATB 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Coin honors the state of North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park as its representation. It’s the 4th coin in the 2016 ATB release, and the 34th coin in the overall ATB series. It’s made out of 5 troy ounces of 99.9% pure silver like the rest of the collection.
The reverse side of the coin features President Theodore Roosevelt on horseback as he gazes over the landscape near the Little Missouri River. On the smooth edge of the obverse, the name of the featured park and state are inscribed, along with the date of issue and the Latin motto “E Pluribus Unum."
Displayed on the obverse side of the coin, we find the left-profile image of the first elected president of the United States, George Washington.. The design was made in 1932 by John Flanagan, on the 200th anniversary of the first president’s birth. It was requested and approved by Congress in the same year, as a replacement to the Standing Liberty quarter. The design has remained an integral part of the U.S. quarter since then. The design also features the word “Liberty” which represents one of the founding ideals of the United States, and the official U.S. motto “In God We Trust."
About Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an American National Park consisting of three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The park spans over 70,446 acres of land in three sections: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit.
The National Park was named after President Theodore Roosevelt, and it’s the only National park to be named after a single person. Roosevelt first came to the badlands in North Dakota in 1883 to hunt bison. During his first trip, he admired the rugged lifestyle and the freedom of the West, so he invested $14,000 in the Maltese Cross Ranch. He returned to the ranch after the death of his wife and mother in 1884. That summer he started his second ranch, the Elkhorn Ranch. He wrote three major works on his life in the West: Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman, and The Wilderness Hunter. His experiences led to influencing his conservation policies as President of the United States.
The Little Missouri Badlands were explored in 1919, following Roosevelt’s death, to evaluate the possibility of building park sites dedicated to the late president. Civilian Conservation camps were established from 1934 to 1941, and roads were developed along with other structures that are still in use today. The area was designated as the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge. Later, in 19470 President Truman established the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park. Then finally in 1978, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park was established in addition to boundary adjustments.
- 34th design in America the Beautiful Series, and the fourth ATB series coin released in 2016
- 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.
- Limited minting of 40,000 5 oz silver bullion coins
- Contains 5 oz of 0.999 fine silver
- Coin quality is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint
*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.