2011 Gettysburg Silver Coin

The 2011 Gettysburg Silver Coin will be the first coin released in 2011 as part of the multi-year America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program from the United States Mint.

These silver bullion coins were authorized by Congress through the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456) along with a series of circulating quarter dollars. In fact, both the bullion coins and the quarter dollars will feature identical imagery. Five strikes of each of the new series will be issued annually with reverse designs emblematic of a selected site of national interest. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US Territories.

This particular coin honors Gettysburg National Military Park which is located in the state of Pennsylvania. The park was originally established by the War Department to commemorate the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg and those who were injured or killed as a result of the battle.

The Battle of Gettysburg resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces and many consider it to be the turning point of the war which eventually resulted in the surrender of Confederacy. A few months after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, perhaps his most famous speech.

Gettysburg Silver Coin Design

As these coins feature imagery identical to the circulating quarters, a portrait of George Washington is featured on the obverse of the coin. It is the same portrait of the first President of the United States that was initially used on the 1932 circulating quarter and has been found on the quarter in one form or another over since. It was designed by John Flanagan. Also shown are the the inscriptions 'United States of America,' 'Quarter Dollar,' 'Liberty' and 'In God We Trust.'.

Reverse design information has not yet been announced by the US Mint, but it will feature an image emblematic of Gettysburg National Military Park and include the inscriptions 'Gettysburg,' 'Pennsylvania,' '2011' and 'E PLURIBUS UNUM.'

Gettysburg 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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