The 2019 War in the Pacific America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coin will be issued by the United States Mint as the third of five 2019-dated strikes of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series. A design shown on the reverse of the coin will be emblematic of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park found in the United States territory of Guam.
This design will originally be featured by the US Mint as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The same design will also appear on a series of related America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™.
The fact that the same design will appear on three different US Mint series is not coincidental. These silver uncirculated coins are struck by the US Mint as the numismatic versions of the silver bullion coins and the bullion coins are required by Congress to feature the same designs as the quarters. Thus, all three series showcase the same basic imagery.
Congress further stipulated that the quarters and bullion coins contain the same portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, on each coin. This portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan and initially used on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. With minor variations, it has appeared on the quarters ever since.
These uncirculated coin and their bullion counterparts may have the same designs as the quarters, however, they do not feature the same specifications. Both silver coins are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature the extremely large diameter of 3 inches. By contrast, standard circulating quarter dollars are struck from a cupro-nickel composition and have a diameter of just 0.955 inches.
The final design for the reverse of this coin should be unveiled by the US Mint sometime in late 2018.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park of Guam
The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is located at several different locations within the United States territory of Guam. It was officially established on August 18, 1978.
This historical park is unique among all other national parks in that it honors the bravery and sacrifices of all of those who participated in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This includes all of the allied forces as well as enemy forces.
The park includes a total of 2,037 acres.
The National Park Services has this paragraph of description for the War in the Pacific National Historical Park:
"Comprende yan untungho put y National Park!"
"At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as silent reminders of the bloody World War II battles that ensued on Guam. While the park is known for its historical resources, the warm climate, sandy beaches, and turquoise waters also beckon visitors and residents to enjoy the island’s natural resources."