The 2015 Bombay Hook Silver Bullion Coins will feature a reverse design emblematic of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge found in the state of Delaware. This strike will mark the fourth of five to be released by the US Mint in 2015 as part of its America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program.
Coins in the program are each struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches making them the largest bullion products of the US Mint. They are based on a series of circulating quarter dollars known as the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and feature obverse and reverse design similar to those quarters.
However, whereas the quarters are typically struck for general circulation and use in everyday commerce, these silver bullion coins are produced for investors. As such, the United States government guarantees each of these strikes for its weight and purity.
The US Mint also produces a third series of coins containing the same designs as these silver bullion coins and the related quarters known as the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Program. These uncirculated coins feature basically the same specifications as the bullion strikes but are minted for collectors. For more information, see the related Bombay Hook Silver Uncirculated Coins.
2015 Bombay Hook Silver Coin Values
As previously mentioned, these silver bullion coins are struck with designs similar to that of the related Bombay Hook Quarter. In addition, the bullion coins also take on the same face value which is only twenty-five cents.That face value is low compared to the coins intrinsic melt value which is tied to the five ounces of silver that each could be melted down to.
Finally, many collectors will likely be interested in adding these coins to their collection which would give them a numismatic value. This numismatic value is the price which a collector would be willing to pay to obtain the strike and generally increases based on the condition of the coin as well as how rare the coin is believed to be.
Bombay Hook Silver Bullion Coin Information
Shown on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful related coins is a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This image of Washington was designed by John Flanagan and first seen on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar.
The reverse will contain a design emblematic of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge of Delaware. The final design should be unveiled by the Mint sometime in late 2014 with design candidates offered for review earlier that year.
Bombay Hook Silver Coin Specifications
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (no mintmark present)|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington Portrait|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|