2015-P 5 oz Burnished Homestead ATB Silver Coin
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- The coin comes encapsulated inside of it's government issued packaging, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
- The obverse shows a portrait of George Washington. You'll find "United States of America," "In God We Trust," "Liberty," and "Quarter Dollar" all spelled out on the obverse of the coin as well as the 'P' mint mark.
- The reverse of the coin bears images of a log cabin, two corn stalks, and a water pump – each representing shelter, food and water – which was imperative to the success and survival of the homesteaders. You'll also find the motto "E Pluribus Unum" on the reverse of the coin, its year of release, as well as the name of the park and the name of the state in which it resides.
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2015 were Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Park in Louisiana, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, and Saratoga National Historical Park in New York.
- Sovereign coin minted at the U.S. Mint and backed by the United States government with a face value of $0.25.
Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act enabled settlers that were 21 years of age (even women) or the head of the household, to claim a 160 acre parcel of land. In order to be granted the land patent, the settler had 5 years to successfully “Prove Up” which included living on the land, building a home, and farming.
The park expands through 211 acres and is set on some of the first acres of land claimed under the Homestead Act. It was authorized in March of 1936 but first registered as a historic place in October of 1966. Inside the park you will find the Homestead Heritage Center and Education Center, 100 acres of tall grass prairie with over 2 miles of hiking trails, the Palmer-Epard Cabin and the Freeman School.