2019 5 oz Silver ATB San Antonio Missions Coin - Gem BU (In Capsule)
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Each coin is in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition
- Fifth release in the popular America the Beautiful 5 oz series for 2019, and the 4th release overall in the 56 coin series which began in 2010.
- All coins come in Direct Fit Air-Tite capsules. Multiples of 10 ship in original mint tubes.
- The obverse features a portrait of George Washington along with the inscriptions "United States of America," "Liberty," "In God We Trust" and "Quarter Dollar."
- The reverse features elements of both the missions themselves and the historic Spanish Real Coin. The coin is separated into four quadrants by a cross, similar to the reverse of Spanish Reales where each quadrant houses a different symbol. These symbols are: a lion which is a nod to Spanish heritage and culture and often seen on the Real coin; water waves symbolizing life, growth, and irrigation; wheat representing farming; and bells and arches representing community. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions "SAN ANTONIO," “TEXAS,” “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2019: Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands, War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas, and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
- These large 5 ounce coins are guaranteed by the U.S. Mint and have a diameter of 3 inches!
The National Park in San Antonio Texas includes Mission San Jose, Mission Espada, Mission Concepcion, and Mission San Juan. The park does not include the most famous mission, the Alamo, though it is connected by both the Riverwalk Trail and Mission Trail (can be driven). There is also the Espada Aqueduct, a series of irrigation ditches that brought water to the mission crops from the San Antonio River. Inside the missions you'll find churches, granaries, friaries, farm fields, and more including old fresco paintings and sculptures. There is a one way trail (Riverwalk) connecting all the missions that can be hiked or biked on your own, but guided tours are also available.