The Silver 5-oz ATB 2019 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Coin was the 5th and final 2019 ATB coin and the 50th coin overall. The coin is dedicated to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, celebrating its landscapes and forests, the Salmon River, the wildlife, and the state of Idaho. The coin retains the common purity, size, and composition as the rest of the collection, inscribed on the smooth edge.
About the Frank Church River silver coin
The reverse side of the 5-oz 2019 ATB Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Coin features an image of a drift boat often used on the popular Salmon River. It’s surrounded by coniferous forests.
The obverse of the coin is a classic depiction of the U.S. quarter. We can see the first elected president of the United States, George Washington, prominently displayed as the central part of the coin. His portrait was designed by John Flanagan in 1932 and approved by Congress on the 200th anniversary of president George Washington’s birth. Inscribed around the coin we find one of the founding ideals of the United States, the word “Liberty” along with the official U.S. motto “In God We Trust” which is based on the Latin motto found on the Great Seal of the United States.
About the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area is a protected wilderness area in the state of Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1980. It got renamed in 1984 to Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness Area in honor of U.S. Senator Frank Church.
It spans over the area of 2.367 million acres which makes it the largest contiguous federally managed wilderness in the United States outside of Alaska. The famous Death Valley Wilderness is the largest single designated area, although it consists of numerous disconnected units. The wilderness area protects several mountain ranges, a wide range of fauna, and the Salmon River - a popular whitewater rafting river.
- 50th design in America the Beautiful Series and 5th coin released in 2019
- Iconic effigy 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.
- Among the smallest mintages of the entire America the Beautiful series at just 25,000
- 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.