The 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area Silver Uncirculated Coins honor the recreation area in Oklahoma with a design on the coin’s reverse. This silver uncirculated coin is the last of five 2011-dated issues released as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Series.
Just like the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins, these silver uncirculated coins are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of three inches. These specifications make them the largest annually produced numismatic product issued by the US Mint.
Despite the fact that the specifications of this coin is similar to that of the Chickasaw Silver Bullion Coin, there are noted differences between the two. First of all, they are struck for collectors whereas the bullion coins are struck for investors. Second, these uncirculated coins feature a different finish. Finally, each has a ‘P’ mintmark indicating they were produced at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia. The bullion coins are also struck in Philadelphia, but contain no mintmark.
2011 Chickasaw Silver Uncirculated Coin Values
The Chickasaw Silver Uncirculated Coins feature different values like the other coins in the series — a face value, an intrinsic melt value and a numismatic value.
The US Mint places a denomination on all the uncirculated coins of "Quarter Dollar," indicating that the United States Government considers them legal tender. Obviously, it would be foolish to use such coins in everyday commerce.
The coin are worth much more when considering their intrinsic value. Since each is composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver, their intrinsic melt value is equal to the current market price of five ounces of the precious metal.
Third, and the highest value for the coins, is the numismatic value. This is the price that a collector is willing to pay for each based on availability, rarity and condition. Uncirculated coins with no discernable marks and deeper strikes tends to be worth much more. Also, those that are slabbed and graded by a third party service tend to command the highest premiums.
Chickasaw Silver Uncirculated Coin Information
An image of the Lincoln Bridge of Chickasaw National Recreation Area of Oklahoma is shown on the reverse of each uncirculated coin. This limestone bridge is one of the favorite scenic spots of the recreation area and was initially dedicated on the centennial of the birth of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, thus giving it its name. The reverse was designed by AIP Master Designer Donna Weaver and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.
Chickasaw was originally established as Sulphur Springs Reservation from 640 acres of land bought from the Chickasaw Indian Nation. It received its current designation and name on March 17, 1976.
A portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, is shown on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Coins. This same portrait has been used on the quarter dollars in one form or another since 1932. It was designed by John Flanagan.
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (P)|
|Obverse Design:||Portrait of George Washington|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|
|Reverse Design:||Chickasaw National Recreation Area Lincoln Bridge|
|Reverse Designer:||Donna Weaver / Jim Licaretz|