The 2016 National Park Service Silver Dollar was issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The federal agency, which was established in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson, is currently responsible for overseeing approximately 400 sites covering 84 million acres of land within the United States and its territories.
The obverse design of the silver dollar features an iconic image from Yellowstone National Park of the Old Faithful geyser and a bison. These two elements had also been used on the design of the 1999 Yellowstone National Park Silver Dollar and the 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter.
The reverse design of the coin is intended to represent the multi-faceted cultural experience found in America’s National Parks. The primary image is a depiction of a Latina Folklórico dancer, who holds a ribbon inscribed “Heritage · Culture · Pride”. The National Park Service logo is overlaid on the dancer.