- First ATB release of 2016. Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- $.25 (USD) face value backed by the United States government.
- Represents Illinois in the ATB series
- Honors the Shawnee National Forest.
The Shawnee National Forest hosts the most acreage of any natural area in the state of Illinois. Its large, public open spaces offer many recreation opportunities including big-game hunting, long-distance pedestrian and equestrian trails, orienteering, bird watching, rock-climbing, beach recreation, and two National Scenic Byways: the Ohio River and the Great River Road. The forest also has some of the largest and most diverse blocks of mature hardwoods and forest interior habitats of national forests. An abundance of wetlands, floodplains and riparian areas enhances water quality and provides important wetland habitats for migrating waterfowl in the Mississippi flyway. It was established as a national site in 1939.
The reverse side of the 2016 5 oz ATB Shawnee National Forest Silver Coin features the image of the famous Camel Rock setting in the forest. The rock feature is so named because it resembles a seated camel, with a distinct head and hump in the back. Natural vegetation is visible in the foreground, with a red-tailed hawk flying overhead.
As with all the silver coins in the America The Beautiful 5 oz silver coin series, the obverse features the left-profile portrait of President George Washington.
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