The America the Beautiful Silver Coin Series is notable for it’s large, and beautifully designed illustrations, making them a prized gift for the discerning silver collector. The Specimen version of this coin is vapor blasted after minting, giving them a distinctive matte finish. They are also incased in plastic capsule for added protection and are placed in a presentation box. In addition the Specimen version is distinguished from the bullion version by the “P” mint mark engraved below “IN GOD WE TRUST”.
This coin commemorates Block Island Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island, famous for it’s large concentration of over seventy species of migratory songbirds, the island is popular destination for birdwatchers.
The reverse of this coin depicts a black-crowned night heron flying over the beach with the North Lighthouse in the background.