2011 Glacier Silver Coins

The second coin released in 2011 as part of the United States Mint's America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program will be the 2011 Glacier Silver Coin. These coins also represent the seventh strike for the program in general which debuted in 2010.

Authorized by the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456), this series of coins features reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest in the United States. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US Territories for a total of fifty-six new coins issued at a rate of five per year from 2010-2021.

These Glacier coins represent Glacier National Park which is located in the state of Montana. The park encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and was originally established on May 11, 1910. It takes its name partly from the fact that over a hundred active glaciers once were found within the park's boundaries. That number has dwindled to 25 as of the year 2010.

Also found within the park are hundreds of species of animals and a documented 1,132 different species of plants. In fact, the park's ecosystem remains relatively unchanged from what is was hundreds of years ago making it an almost untouched wilderness.

Even the animal life has remained relatively constant. Of the many varieties known to live in the park area in the last few hundred years, only the bison and woodland caribou are no longer present.

Glacier Silver Coin Design

Inscriptions of 'United States of America,' 'Quarter Dollar,' 'Liberty' and 'In God We Trust' join the portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington, found on the obverse of these silver bullion coins. The portrait was designed by John Flanagan and has been featured on the obverse of the circulating quarter dollars since 1932.

The reverse will contain an image emblematic of Gettysburg National Military Park, located in the state of Montana. Along with the image, the inscriptions of 'Glacier,' 'Montana,' '2011' and 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' will also be included.

Glacier 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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