Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Coin

The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park silver coin is just one piece in the America the Beautiful coin series, which celebrates the United States’ national parks and historic sites. Each coin is made from fine silver and makes a great investment piece for any collection. Continue reading to learn more about this coin, its history, and how you can invest.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of this silver bullion coin features a restored portrait of George Washington, our nation’s first president. This portrait is the same one that is on the front of all U.S. quarters, too.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this coin shows the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in a stunning design display. This volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Designer: Charles L. Vickers

 

HISTORY

Traditionally, the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele made her home at the Kilauea and Halema’uma’u volcanoes. This area became a tourist attraction in the 1800s, and it soon became clear that protecting the volcanoes should become a top priority. President Woodrow Wilson signed the park into existence in 1916, making Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park America’s 11th national park.

Today, almost two million people visit the Hawai’ian volcanoes every year, and they continue to remain active volcanoes.

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