BOLD Set: America The Beautiful 2017 5 Coin Collector Set
BOLD has made it easy to buy coins that are thematically grouped into sets. BOLD Collector Sets feature single coins while BOLD Stacker Sets include tubes of each coin in the set. BOLD Sets are also a great gift option for that special coin collector in your life. Check back often as we add new sets regularly!
The America the Beautiful (ATB) silver bullion coin series began in 2010, releasing 5 new coins each year. The series will run until at least 2021. The design duplicates exactly (though enlarged) each of the America the Beautiful Quarters. Each coin contains five troy ounce of .999 fine silver. This makes them the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint.
This series is highly prized by collectors and investors for the coin's unique size and weight, and striking designs. They are also much more than beautiful, investment bullion grade collectable coins. Each of the sites represented are true National treasures, having deep historical, cultural or natural significance.
This BOLD Set includes one coin each of the releases shown below.
- 2017 Silver 5 oz ATB Effigy Mounds, Iowa
- 2017 Silver 5 oz ATB Frederick Douglass, Washington D.C.
- 2017 Silver 5 oz ATB Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
- 2017 Silver 5 oz ATB Ellis Island National Monument, New Jersey
- 2017 Silver 5 oz ATB George Rogers Clark, Indiana
The reverse design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. This is the only cluster of the Monument's mounds where effigies of both bear and bird mounds are grouped close together. This made it a good choice to feature on the coin. The Monument was established in 1949, and within its 2,526 acres, contains 206 mounds. These mounds are considered sacred by the 20 Native American tribes associated with Effigy National Monument. This ATB coin proudly features a view into this amazing and culturally rich Monument.
The reverse depicts Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), respected internationally as an early abolitionist, who went on to become a Statesman and writer. His life's path stretched from his beginnings as a runaway slave. He is shown seated at a writing desk, with his home in Washington, D.C. in the background. In 1962 this site was established as a National Historic Site to ensure its on-going preservation, and to highlight the tremendous legacy of this statesman and civil rights advocate. This finely designed ATB coin distinctively commemorates that legacy.
The reverse depicts Alley Mill, an 1894 steel roller mill, with the beautiful Alley Springs flowing through, which powered the turbine mill. This merchant gristmill was used to grind wheat flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill. The mill is one of the Riverways' most iconic historic structures. However, the lush natural beauty of this place, as well as its recreational areas is truly wonderful. This ATB coin well represents both the history and natural setting, encouraging visitors to come and appreciate the entire experience.
The reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with both deep reflection and hope on their faces. The young boy holds a small American flag. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Ellis was often referred to as an "Island of Hope" during an extended time of worldwide upheaval. This immigration center, along with the Statue of Liberty, became a true icon of hope. This ATB coin captures a true sense of the hopeful desires of the many families who passed through these halls.
The fifth and final 2017 coin issued in the highly popular America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver coin series proudly honors George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. The historical significance of this site reaches deep into our early years as a nation. The Park was established in commemoration of leadership and accomplishments of General George Rogers Clark during the American Revolutionary War.
The George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, Indiana, stands at what is believed to be the site of the old Fort Sackfield. The Monument was built in 1931, and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. Although the Monument and its grounds were not established as a National Park until 1966. The memorial building is circular style composed of granite, with sixteen granite columns. The top is capped by a saucer dome with glass panels. Hanging along the rotunda's wall are seven amazing oil on canvas murals, 28 feet tall and stretching 16 feet long. Each contributing a major scene from the history of the area. Prominently positioned in rotunda is an astonishingly striking bronze statue of Clark standing over 7 feet tall.