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As an investor — and a nature enthusiast — it’s hard to beat the alluring scenes captured on the surface of America the Beautiful coinage.
That holds true with the United States Mint’s latest release in the 56-coin series: the 2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park 5 oz Silver coin. Each piece contains five ounces of .999 fine silver.
A father and son frolic in the sand next to a creek bed on the reverse design. Sand dunes and an extraordinary mountain view can be seen in the distance. GREAT SAND DUNES, COLORADO, E PLURIBUS UNUM and 2014 are inscribed.
George Washington’s 1932 portrait graces the obverse.
Great Sand Dunes National Park was established on March 17, 1932 and covers 149,137 acres in Colorado. The National Park is brimming with alpine lakes, aspen forests, wetlands, grasslands and various other landscapes.
The tallest dunes in America can be found in the Park and Reserve, and visitors enjoy a myriad of activities, including sand sledding, hiking, swimming in Medano Creek, and much more.