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First in the American Landmarks series, the 2 oz Grand Canyon Ultra High Relief Silver Round. Each of these beautiful rounds consists of two ounces of .999 Fine Silver, and is struck with a proof-like, ultra high relief finish by the Elemetal Mint. The Elemetal Mint is an IRA approved (LBMA certified) Private Mint that employs the highest production quality and metal purity standards, ensuring that each Silver Bullion round qualifies for a self directed Precious Metals IRA.
The obverse of the 2 oz Silver Grand Canyon round features the Grand Canyon’s Horseshoe Bend. The Colorado River, struck with a proof-like finish, winds its way between high relief sandstone cliffs. “The Grand Canyon” is inscribed on the lower right of the round.
The Grand Canyon is located in the southwestern United States on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona. Carved over the last 17 million years, the Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the continental United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and over 6000 feet deep.
Native American peoples have inhabited the Grand Canyon since 1200 BC. The original inhabitants were the ancestors to the “contemporary” Puebloans. Since that time, the Grand Canyon has hosted many Native American tribes, including Hopi clans, Havasupai, Paiute, and Navajo tribes. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon as a game preserve; he then redesignated it as a National Forest in 1908. The Grand Canyon was designated a National Park, and given the highest national conservation protection in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson.
The common reverse of the American Landmarks series carries a convex rendering on the globe featuring North America. The inscriptions read “AMERICAN LANDMARKS”, and “2 oz .999 FINE SILVER”.