2011 Chickasaw Silver Coin

The 2011 Chickasaw Silver Coin will be the final of five strikes released by the United States Mint in 2011 to be part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program. These coins also represent the tenth in the program overall which debuted in 2010.

Coins in the program are issued at a rate of five per year with each coin featuring a reverse design emblematic of a site of national interest. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five territories of the United States for a total of fifty-six new coins to be released before the program is completed in 2021. The America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456), the law responsible for the creation of these bullion coins, dictates that they each be struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches.

Honored by the reverse of the Chickasaw coin is the Chickasaw National Recreation Area which is located in the state of Oklahoma. The site takes its name from the Chickasaw Indian Nation which sold the original 640 acres of land to the United States government for the creation of the recreation area.

The park consists of slightly under 10,000 acres but receives an estimated one million plus annual visitors who partake of the many recreational opportunities offered.

Chickasaw Silver Coin Design

The inscriptions of 'United States of America,' 'Quarter Dollar,' 'Liberty' and 'In God We Trust' are featured on the obverse along with a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. John Flanagan designed the portrait for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and it has been in use on the quarter ever since. Both the circulating quarters and these bullion coins are required by law to have the same basic imagery.

The inscriptions of 'Chickasaw,' 'Oklahoma,' '2011' and 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' will be shown on the reverse along with an image emblematic of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Chickasaw Silver Coin Specifications

Mintmark: no mintmark present
Composition: 99.9% silver
Weight: five ounces
Diameter: three inches
Date of Issue: 2011
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: TBD

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