The Great Basin ATB coin is the 3rd to be released in 2013 and the 18th overall in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful U.S. Silver coin program, which began in 2010. This Silver ATB coin commemorates Great Basin National Park in Nevada, home to fascinating geology, water systems and diverse plant and animal species. The Great Basin, primarily located in Nevada, covers an area of more than 180,000 square miles with elevations as high as 14,500 feet. The Great Basin is known for its unique geology and ecology, but the most commonly known feature is its hydrology. The area is completely self contained which means that any precipitation within the region either drains into rivers and lakes, but does not find its way to the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. The Great Basin spans through five states and includes hundreds of mountain ranges, making Nevada the most mountainous state in the union. It is made up of over 90 basins and valleys making it home to unique plant life such as the Bristlecone Pine. These ancient trees are some of the world’s oldest, some living for more than 4,000 years.
Product Number: ATBGB333
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated