Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park, Coin from United States - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park, Coin from United States
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park

This coin is part of the America the Beautiful silver bullion coins (abbreviated ATB) - a series of 56 silver bullion coins with a face value of a quarter dollar. The coins in the series contain 5oz (five troy ounces) of silver, making them the largest silver bullion coins issued to date by the United States Mint. The design of the coins duplicates exactly - though much enlarged - each of the America the Beautiful quarters. They were issued from 2010 to 2021.

All coins in the series feature a common obverse depicting George Washington in a restored version of the portrait created by John Flanagan for the 1932 Washington quarter, while the reverses feature five individual designs for each year of the program (one in 2021), each depicting a national park or national site - one from each state, federal district, and territory.

The Grand Canyon National Park quarter design is the fourth of 2010 and the fourth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program; it was released on 20 September 2010. A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon in Arizona overwhelms the senses through its immense size - 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon was first established as a national site on 20 February 1893 (27 Stat. 469).

MintPhiladelphia Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage59,019
Obverse
United States / Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation.

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

Ordinary "bullion" coins have no mint mark; those of the "uncirculated" variety have the Philadelphia Mint's P mint mark behind George Washington's neck.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a view of the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River (Marble Canyon is the northernmost section of the Grand Canyon). These granaries were used for storing food and seeds between 1050 and 1150 A.D. A small human figure walking on the right provides basis for comparison of size. The initials of the designer PH (for Phebe Hemphill) are in the ground below right.

Around above, the inscription GRAND CANYON. Around below left, the name of the state, ARIZONA.

The date of issue 2010 is below, followed by the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription GRAND CANYON ARIZONA 2010 E PLURIBUS UNUM
EdgePlain, incuse inscribedEdge Inscription.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE
Notes

Mintage comprised of 33,000 bullion and 26,019 uncirculated coins.
Authorising Legislation: Public Law 110-456.
U.S. Mint Item Number: NP4.

See also

A much smaller copper-nickel coin with the same design was issued into circulation as a circulating commemorative quarter dollar.

Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park: Known varieties
Variety Uncirculated
Images United States / Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park / Uncirculated - obverse photo United States / Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park / Uncirculated - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 26,019 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin in individual capsule and presentation box, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The coins were vapour blasted (burnished) after minting, giving them a matte finish. There is a mint mark on the obverse, distinguishing them from the bullion coins which do not have a mint mark.

Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park: References to Information Used
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Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz) America the Beautiful
Issued2010
PortraitGeorge Washington
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Total Mintage59,019
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPhebe Hemphill
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size72.600 mm
Thickness3.250 mm
Mass155.550 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-BNRM-OXJL
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2010 Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Grand Canyon National Park - Bullion
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2010 Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Grand Canyon National Park - Uncirculated
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Silver Five Ounces 2010 Grand Canyon National Park: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 492