2012 5 oz America The Beautiful - Chaco Culture National Park
The second release of 2012 and the 12th overall, this stunning continuation of the America the Beautiful series highlights New Mexico's breathtaking Acadia National Park.
This historical park in New Mexico features Chaco Canyon, which was a major center of Puebloan culture between A.D. 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona and the Navajo Indians of the southwest. Chaco Canyon was the cultural center of a system of communities linked by road and trading networks across a 40,000 square-mile region in the Four Corners area from A.D. 850 to 1150. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings called "great houses," enormous circular ceremonial subterranean structures called "great kivas," and distinctive architecture featuring a notable concentration of petroglyphs and pictographs. The Chacoan people combined pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture. It was first established as a national site on March 11, 1907.
Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Individual coins come in capsules.
Multiples of 10 come in mint-issued tubes without capsules.
Orders of 100 come in mint-issued monster boxes also without capsules.
Obverse: Portrait of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan, with the inscriptions of “United States of America”,” Liberty”, “In God We Trust” and “Quarter Dollar”.
Reverse: Features a view to the west of two elevated kivas that are part of the Chetro Ketl Complex. Inscriptions are “Chaco Culture,” “New Mexico,” “2012” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
Rim is engraved with the coin's weight and purity.
The United States Mint America the Beautiful - New Mexico Chaco Culture National Park 5 oz silver coin makes a fine addition to any precious metals collection or portfolio. Take advantage of our excellent prices and buy America the Beautiful coins to protect your hard earned dollar against inflation and negative market fluctuations. If you have any questions before purchasing, please contact one of our sales representatives at (855) 344-2646.