Kisatchie National Forest Coin

The America the Beautiful coin series was started in 2010 to celebrate America’s national parks, forests, monuments and historic sites. One of the coins released in 2015 highlights the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, composed of 0.999 fine silver. Continue reading to learn more about this coin, the history of the forest, and how this coin can be used as an investment.


Front / Obverse

The front side of this coin shows a classic portrait of George Washington that has been restored. You may recognize this portrait from the front side of United States quarters.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this coin celebrates the only national forest in Louisiana. A turkey flies over blue stem grass while a long leaf pine tree sits to the side.
Designer: Susan Gamble



At the beginning of the 1900s, Louisiana’s forested land was widely used for timber production. However, after a few years, with natural resources running short, conserving the area was needed. President Herbert Hoover’s administration signed the Kisatchie National Forest into existence in 1930 with the goal of preserving the delicate ecosystem.

Ever since then, the Kisatchie National Forest has been protecting Louisiana’s natural landscape and helping it thrive into the modern day.