2010 ATB Inaugural Collection
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One of the most wildly successful silver coin programs launched by the United States Mint, these 2010 America the Beautiful (ATB) quarters are the very first releases in this series. Each of the coins is meant to honor the states and territories of the United States by portraying a famous National Park or historical site from the area.
The series was commissioned under the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. Although this program is modeled after the State Quarters program (1999 – 2008), ATB coins are much larger in size and also feature United States Territories in addition to the states. The order of the release of these coins has been pre-determined by the age of the national park, forest, or monument depicted on them.
Ever since it was established in 1792, the US Mint has produced precious metal products of unparalleled quality. The first facility was set up in Philadelphia and has expanded to 4 large minting facilities (Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point) today. Each coin from this series contains 5 troy ounces of 0.999 pure silver and bears a face value of a quarter (0.25 USD).
2010 saw the inauguration of this silver coin series with the release of 5 ATB coins - Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon (Arizona), and Mt. Hood National Forest (Oregon). The Denver and Philadelphia facilities of the United States Mint are assigned the task of minting all the coins released under this program. In 2010, every coin had a limited mintage of only 33,000 coins each, making them a valuable commodity.
The reverses of all the releases in this year feature the National Parks, Historical Sites, or Forests chosen from the 5 states honored this year. On the other hand, the obverses of these coins bear the exact design from the Quarter Dollar coin in the United States. It features the beautiful portrayal of President George Washington, imbibing the image of the President with a regal, but kind aura.
Since these 2010 ATB coins are the first coins released under this program, they make an excellent way of completing your America The Beautiful coin collection and expanding your American Coin Collections. Moreover, they high demand and the substantial quantity of pure silver in the coin augments its investment value, with investors using them to diversify their precious metals portfolios.