The Shenandoah 5 oz Silver America the Beautiful .999 fine Silver coin is the 2nd of five coins in the America the Beautiful series released by the U.S. Mint in 2014. Contains 5 Troy Ounces of .999 fine silver and minted by the US Mint. Single coin arrives in plastic capsule and 10 coins will be in original US Mint ATB tubes.
Just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is an escape for travelers wanting a wide range of outdoor adventures. It features cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows. Park visitors enjoy hiking, meandering along the scenic Skyline Drive, or camping and picnicking with family or friends. Park habitats provide a haven for black bear and numerous songbirds. Creation of the park was authorized by legislation in 1926 (44 Stat. 616) with formal establishment in 1935 and dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.
The reverse (tails) design depicts a day hiker taking in the view from Little Stony Man summit. Inscriptions areSHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA, 2014, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Shenandoah National Park.