An American Life: George Washington Coin Series

An American Life: George Washington Coin Series

An American Life: George Washington Coin Series

Fans of the Miles Standish designed coin series, An American Life will be thrilled to see the second series release, George Washington. Building on the success of the first series release, Benjamin Franklin, this series will follow the same format.

Six half-ounce coins featuring vignettes from the life of George Washington and one coin each in 1, 2, and 5 ounces celebrating the rare and extraordinary life of America's Founding Father.

Watch this page for news and announcements related to this series!


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Coin #1: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life - George Washington Young George 1/2 oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

The story of young George Washington chopping down a cherry tree may be a myth, but the real story of our Founding Father is way better! From his humble education to his exhilarating trip to Barbados, this coin represents the beginnings of an extraordinary man AND an entire new collection on the first President of the United States--George Washington!

2021 An American Life George Washington Young George 1/2 oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life George Washington Young George 1/2 oz Silver Coin MS70
Young George Washington
What made one of the greatest men in American history great? Well, in George Washington’s case we think it had a lot to do with his character, and that stemmed deeply from his childhood. The struggles, the support, and his own personal dedication to education were monumental in creating
Learn more about Young George

Coin #2: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life Colonel George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

After a long, arduous journey through the tough terrain of the Alleghany Mountains, George Washington told the French to vacate the Ohio River Forks in the name of Britain. His return with their answer was through icy waters and treacherous wilderness, but at the ripe old age of 21, his courage earned him the place of lieutenant colonel in His Majesty's army. As a colonel, he would go on to make the first shot in the French and Indian War.

2021 An American Life Colonel George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life Colonel George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
Colonel George Washington
We all know that when we try something new, a new job, hobby, or sport, we’re most likely going to fail a time or two before we get it right. Practice makes perfect, right?. Thankfully, for most of us a failure only means a slight setback and some time
Learn more about George Washington, the Colonel

Coin #3: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life General George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

Did you know about the Newburgh Conspiracy? It was a disastrous plot General George Washington foiled in 1782. Washington was able to protect the young nation even before he accepted the title of President by inspiring faith, resilience, and love in his troops. Commander and General George Washington was the keystone to winning the American Revolution.

2021 An American Life General George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life General George Washington 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
General George Washington
What can we say about General and Commander-in Arms George Washington that hasn’t already been said? We could tell you about how he beat back British ships in Boston’s harbor with only cannons and gunfire. We could tell you about the time he smuggled 9,000 Continentals out
Learn the little-known stories of General George Washington

Coin #4: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life George Washington & Old Glory 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

George Washington presents...the red, white, and blue! Make way for Old Glory everybody! You know the story: Betsy Ross and her nimble stitching fingers crafted the very first American flag. Did you know that when Washington brought the design to Betsy, the stars were supposed to have 6 points? Old Betsy did him one better and with one snip and time left on the clock she held out a 5 pointed star.

2021 An American Life George Washington & Old Glory 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life George Washington & Old Glory 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
George Washington and Old Glory
We all know the story: Betsy Ross helped to design and ultimately made the first American flag. What not everybody knows is what role George Washington played in the matter. See, in 1775 it was pretty much apparent to everyone that the British and the colonies were at war. It
Learn about Washington's role in the making of our nation's flag.

Coin #5: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life George Washington's Great Entry 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

On November 25th, 1783, the British troops finally left the American colonies. That very same day George Washington and 800 Continental soldiers marched into New York to reclaim their capital. After losing it early on in the revolution, this victory was especially sweet to General Washington. Losing New York was one of his deepest losses, so we imagine he was grinning riding into the city. Or at least solemnly smiling.

2021 An American Life George Washington's Great Entry 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life George Washington's Great Entry 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
Washington’s Great Entry Into New York
Imagine your most haunting failure. Now imagine it ended in the arrest of two of your good friends and the slaughter of many more. Not looking so bad now, is it? General George Washington suffered one of these miserable situations in New York in 1776. He’d chased the British
Discover the story behind Washington's Great Entry

Coin #6: SOLD OUT

2021 An American Life George Washington's Mount Vernon 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 5,000
Features: Colorized

Did you know that George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon was once just a simple hunting cabin? George did a lot of work on his family home to create the stunning mansion that's perfectly preserved today, including repairing and putting to use a dock on the river that flowed past his farm, called Potomac Wharf. Mount Vernon was especially known for its production of whiskey, tobacco, and wheat!

2021 An American Life George Washington's Mount Vernon 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
2021 An American Life George Washington's Mount Vernon 1/2oz Silver Coin MS70
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
It’s taught to most kids pretty early on that there are three things you need to know about George Washington to get by in the world. They are: George chopped down a cherry tree and told the truth about it, George had wooden teeth, and George loved his home
Discover Washington's beloved home and final resting place!

2021 An American Life George Washington Crossing the Delaware 1oz Silver Coin PF70 - SOLD OUT

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 5 Dollars
Coin Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 2,400
Features: Ultra High Relief Colorized

His Continentals were freezing and starved, morale was at an all time low, and General George Washington knew this war was looking bleaker by the moment. Then came the news: a Hessian camp of soldiers only ten miles away! Through storm, night, and snow, he and his ragtag army forged their way across the Delaware River and through miles of miserable cold. Christmas morning, 1776, Washington gave his men and country a quick victory and hope for the coming year.

2021 An American Life George Washington Crossing the Delaware 1oz Silver Coin PF70
2021 An American Life George Washington Crossing the Delaware 1oz Silver Coin PF70
George Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware River
We’ve all seen the painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware River, but have you actually heard the story behind the art? It all started one snowy December night in 1776. It was just after Washington and his men had lost New York City. Morale was low and the Americans
Discover the true story behind the incredible coin!

2021 An American Life George Washington 2oz Silver Coin PF70 - STILL AVAILABLE

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 10 Dollars
Coin Weight: 2 Troy Ounces
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 1,789
Features: Ultra High Relief Colorized

The inauguration of the first President of the U.S.A. was nothing less than an all out celebration. It may as well have been the Fourth of July with the fireworks and throngs of people who came to watch their beloved hero become their beloved leader. As he took the stand, swore his oath, and raised the Bible to his lips, the American people cheered. “Long live George Washington, President of the United States!”

2021 An American Life George Washington 2oz Silver Coin PF70
2021 An American Life George Washington 2oz Silver Coin PF70
George Washington’s Inauguration
It was a big day. The newborn United States of America’s first presidential inauguration. The day started off with a military salute fired at dawn at Fort George. At 9 a.m. the bells in New York began a half-hour long chorus. People began to flood the streets and
Learn more about George Washington's Inauguration

2021 An American Life George Washington 5oz Silver Coin PF70 - COMING SOON!

Year of Issue: 2021
Country of Issue: Cook Islands
Mint: Mayer Mint
Face Value: 25 Dollars
Coin Weight: 5 Troy Ounces
Metal Purity: 0.999
Metal Composition: Fine Silver
Mintage: 789
Features: Ultra High Relief Colorized

The First President of the United States. The Indispensable Man. The Father of His Country. There are so many ways to remember George Washington: as an ambitious colonel, a heroic general, a virtuous leader. His legacy is made up of some of the most impressive human feats in our country's history. So as our own thanks to our beloved George for our freedom, we've given him his own 5 ounce fine silver coin, designed specially by Miles Standish.

2021 An American Life George Washington 5oz Silver Coin PF70
2021 An American Life George Washington 5oz Silver Coin PF70
The Legacy of George Washington
The legacy of the great George Washington was built from the ground up, from humble beginnings as a curious child whose intellect and desire to be accepted led him to study manners and stoicism and develop the quiet, composed demeanor for which he was so well known. As he continued
The Legacy of George Washington

An American Life Coin Collection
Introducing An American Life, a collection of coin series focused on the lives of prominent historical American figures. Each figure will be represented by a 1, 2, and 5 oz coin demonstrating their impact on the U.S., as well as 6 half-ounce coins featuring vignettes from the person’s life.
See this ongoing collection!

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