The Cumberland Gap is widely known as a major historic path to the West through the state of Kentucky, a gateway for everyone from buffalo and their hunters to early pioneers. Today, it’s a National Historic Park whose scenic trails and features are a major attraction for the modern-day traveler and explorer. It’s one of many iconic American locations commemorated by the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful series of quarters: in this case the 2016 5 oz ATB Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Silver Coin.
- Coins arrive in protective PCGS plastic slabs!
- The 2nd coin of 2016 in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful bullion series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of a quarter dollar (USD) backed by the United States.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DMPL specimens.
- The obverse carries a portrait of George Washington.
- The reverse features a portrait of a settler looking out over Cumberland Gap.
Carved out from the Appalachian landscape by eons of wind and water erosion, the Cumberland Gap became a famous portal to the West during historical times. It’s noted for its lush environment and natural beauty to this day, rich in wildlife that includes the black bear and the white-tailed deer.
JM Bullion offers these coins in protective slabs from the PCGS. Mint State 69 coins showcase full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detractions. Acceptable flaws at this level include minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside the primary focal points of the coin. DMPL stands for deeply-mirrored, proof-like.
The obverse side of the coin carries the famous profile portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan in 1932. It has been featured on American quarters for over eight decades. It bears the inscriptions “United States of America,” “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “Quarter Dollar.”
The coin’s reverse side features an image of a settler looking out on the Cumberland Gap landscape, rendered by U.S. Mint’s prolific Chief Engraver Joseph Menna. The image is accompanied by the words “First Doorway to the West,” and also carries the inscriptions “Cumberland Gap,” “Kentucky,” “2016,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
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