2011 Vicksburg Silver Coin

Appearing as the fourth of five strikes to be released in 2011 under the United States Mint's America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program was the 2011 Vicksburg Silver Coin.

2011 Vicksburg Silver Coin

United States Mint image of the 2011 Vicksburg Silver Coin

These issues continue a series that debuted in 2010. The silver coin launched on January 12, 2012 at a price of $204.95.

A total of fifty-six new coins will be issued under the program as authorized by the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456). As the name of the act suggests, the main purpose of it was a new series of quarter dollars. However, Congress also included large silver bullion coins as part of the act and dictated that they feature the same obverse and reverse designs as found on the quarters.

These Vicksburg strikes honor Vicksburg National Military Park, which is located mainly in the state of Mississippi. The park was originally established by the War Department to commemorate the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg and the greater Vicksburg Campaign that led up to it.

Responsibility for the park was transferred to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, who has retained possession ever since. Inside the park are hundreds of markers, cannons and even a restored Civil War era gunboat to remind all who visit of the events surrounding the battle.

Vicksburg Silver Coin Design

The obverse of each America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin contains a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. It was designed by John Flanagan. Also shown are the inscriptions of 'United States of America,' 'Quarter Dollar,' 'Liberty' and 'In God We Trust.'

The inscriptions of 'Vicksburg,' 'Mississippi,' '2011' and 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' will be shown on the reverse along with a design emblematic of Vicksburg National Military Park.

Vicksburg 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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