2016 Shawnee National Forest-San Francisco Mint-Uncirculated Condition-First Release Of 2016 In The America The Beautiful Series.
The Shawnee National Forest coin is the first America The Beautiful coin released for 2016. The obverse of the coin depicts a closeup view of Camel Rock with a hawk flying above. The reverse shows George Washington with the inscriptions of "United States Of America", "Liberty", and "In God We Trust."
The 265,000 acre Shawnee National Forest is located in Southern Illinois and was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as such in September of 1939. The forest itself was established in 1933 and is home to some fascinating geological features including Hicks Dome which is believed to have been caused by a meteorite and the Little Grand Canyon which is more than 200 feet deep!
Shawnee National Forest also hosts a number of recreational activities for outdoor lovers including rock climbing, hunting, bird watching, equestrian trails and pedestrian trails. It also has a large amount of wetlands which provides refuge for migrating waterfowl.
Our Shawnee S mint singles are shipped in 2x2 coin flips and are taken from original U.S. Mint bags.