1 oz Silver - Icons of Route 66 Shield Series - Illinois Gemini Giant
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a Route 66 Highway Shield shaped plastic capsule. Each shield is in new condition.
- The obverse holds a view of a tree lined open road and the head of the Gemini Giant. Inscriptions include ILLINOIS and GEMINI GIANT.
- The reverse features the classic Route 66 Road Sign design along with the weight and purity.
- Each piece is guaranteed by MintProducts.
Looking to stack some silver that has some nostalgia and Americana attached to it? Then look no further! The Icons of Route 66 Silver Shields Series will take you on a trip through 8 states from Illinois to California. Whether you've traveled along Rt. 66 yourself, or have just heard stories and watched television shows, they're sure to add some history and American culture to your collection!
This Illinois Gemini Giant release is the first in a series of 8. Subsequent releases will represent stops along the famous highway, known as Main Street of America. They will include tourist attractions in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and end with the last state on the route, California.
This giant is not the only one you may see along Route 66. They are known as Muffler Men and were popular ways to advertise shops, restaurants, gas stations, roadside mechanics, motels, etc in the 1960s. Produced from fiberglass, they weigh over 500 pounds and are generally fashioned to relate to the business. Some are dressed as Indians, Pirates, or Paul Bunyan and some are holding giant hot dogs, mufflers, or axes!