Glacier National Park Silver Coin

In 2010, the America the Beautiful coin series began celebrating the national parks and historic sites of the United States. One such park is Glacier National Park on the Montana border. Continue reading to learn more about this coin, the park’s history, and how you can make this silver coin into an investment.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of this coin shows a profile portrait of our nation’s first president, George Washington. This portrait is also on the front of all United States quarters.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this coin shows one of the slopes of Mount Reynolds in the background with a climbing mountain goat in front. These goats are able to easily scale the steep mountainsides in the park.
Designer: Barbara Fox

 

HISTORY

Glacier National Park sits at the top of the country on the Montana-Canada border. This area is classified as a “biosphere reserve” in the United States because of its unusual natural environment as well as its animal and plant life.

Scientists say that Glacier National Park’s beautiful mountains were created by glaciers moving around some 10,000 years ago. Besides mountains, the park contains numerous lakes, unique plants and abundant wildlife.

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