2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin

The 2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coins will be released by the United States Mint as the fourth of five 2012-dated strikes in their respective series.

2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin (associated quarter image shown) (US Mint image)

2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin (associated quarter image shown)

Shown on the reverse of the silver coins will be a design emblematic of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park located in the state of Hawaii. Each Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin will be struck from a composition of five ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of three inches.

The silver coins are struck as part of both the US Mint's America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program and America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin™ Program. Both of these series actually take their designs from a third US Mint series, the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

This includes an obverse portrait of George Washington which is found on all of the America the Beautiful related strikes as well as reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest. One site was chosen from each state as well as the five US territories and the District of Columbia for a total of fifty-six sites to be honored in each series. All three series feature a release rate of five per year from the inaugural strikes of 2010 until the final strike are due to appear in 2021.

The reverse of this coin is emblematic of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which was established on August 1, 1916 by an Act of Congress. The park is located at the site of two volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, both of which are still considered active today.

Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin Design

As mentioned, the obverse of the Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coins contains a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This portrait was designed by John Flanagan. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Shown on the reverse of the Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin is a view of an eruption from the east rift of Kīlauea. Reverse inscriptions include HAWAI'I VOLCANOES, HAWAII, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  It was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers.

Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coin Specifications

Minting Facility: Philadelphia (mintmark present on uncirculated coin)
Composition: 99.9% silver
Weight: five ounces
Diameter: three inches
Date of Issue: 2012
Mintages: TBD
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers

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