2013 America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coin Designs

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Designs for the upcoming 2013 America the Beautiful coins were introduced by the U.S. Mint this week.

2013 America the Beautiful Silver Coin Designs

2013 America the Beautiful Silver Coin Designs

Created specifically for the five circulating 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters, they will also be seen on the much bigger 2013 America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins that are minted for coin collectors and the 2013 America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coins that are struck for investors.

Designs for the coming year coins are emblematic of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

These national sites represent 16-20 since the coins programs debuted in 2010. Fifty-six different national sites in each U.S. state, territory and D.C. will be honored by the time the coins programs end in 2021.

Images of the 2013 America the Beautiful Silver Coin Designs

The following are images of the line-art designs for each of the 2013 America the Beautiful Silver Coins:

New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest Silver Coins

Designed and executed by Phebe Hemphill, the White Mountain National Forest Silver Coin depicts a view of Mt. Chocorua that is offset by birch trees.

White Mountain National Forest Silver Coin Design

White Mountain National Forest Silver Coin Design

Inscriptions around the design are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Ohio’s Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Silver Coins

Designed and executed by Don Everhart, the Perry’s Victory Silver Coin has two major design elements. Right of center is the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry. Left of center, shown further back, is Peace Memorial.

Perry's Victory Silver Coin Design

Perry’s Victory Silver Coin Design

Inscriptions around the two are PERRY’S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Nevada’s Great Basin National Park Silver Coins

Designed by Ronald D. Sanders and executed by Renata Gordon, the Fort McHenry Silver Coin features a Bristlecone Pine tree and rocky glacial moraines.

Great Basin National Park Silver Coin Design

Great Basin National Park Silver Coin Design

Inscriptions include GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Maryland’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Silver Coins

Depicted on the Fort McHenry Silver Coin is a scene seen during Defenders Day, a legal holiday in the state of Maryland that is held at Fort McHenry. Fireworks above symbolize the "rocket’s red glare," linking the fort to its historic past.┬áThe design was created and executed by Joseph Menna.

Fort McHenry Silver Coin Design

Fort McHenry Silver Coin Design

Inscription around the design are FORT McHENRY, MARYLAND, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial Silver Coins

Also designed and executed by Joseph Menna, the Mount Rushmore Silver Coin shows men working on the finishing touches of Thomas Jefferson. George Washington’s face is seen to the left.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Silver Coin Design

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Silver Coin Design

Inscriptions are MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Obverses and Edges

Obverses of all America the Beautiful quarters and silver coins bear John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. Inscriptions around the portrait are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

America the Beautiful silver coins are composed of five ounces of 99.9% pure silver to a diameter of three inches. Each silver coin has an edge with a thickness of 0.16 inches that has an inscription of 999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Read more about the 2013 silver uncirculated coins or more about the 2013 silver bullion coins.

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