Arches National Park Silver Coin

Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint began releasing the America the Beautiful coin series designed to celebrate America’s national parks and historic sites. The Arches National Park silver coin is a part of this series and highlights the beauty the Utah desert landscape. Continue reading to learn more about this coin and see if it’s right for your collection.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of the Arches National Park silver coin shows the famous portrait of George Washington, also found on all U.S. quarters and silver ATB coins.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the silver coin shows Delicate Arch, a famous landmark within the Utah park, and the La Sal Mountains in the background.
Designer: Donna Weaver

 

HISTORY

People have been living in the Arches National Park area for hundreds of years; however, prospectors and ranchers of the 1880s were the first to spread the word of the beautiful rock formations that litter the area.

A man named Frank A. Wadleigh took the idea of a national monument to the Park Service, and this naturally beautiful spot soon became known as Arches National Park. It now sees around 1,400,000 visitors every year.

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