National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins
Gold: Features the National Park Service logo.
Silver: Depicts a Latina Folklórico dancer and the National Park Service logo, representing the multi-faceted cultural experience found in America's national parks.
Clad: Features the National Park Service logo.
Gold: Features John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt with Yosemite National Park's Half Dome in the background.
Silver: Features Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful geyser and a bison.
Clad: Features a hiker discovering the majesty of the wilderness and a small child discovering a frog hiding in ferns, celebrating the diversity and breadth of the National Park Service.
To commemorate the National Park Service (NPS) and its stewardship of America’s national parks, the Unites States minted 100,000 National Park Service Centennial gold $5 coins, 500,000 silver $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins in honor of the agency’s 2016 centennial. Since President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the agency in 1916, NPS has overseen approximately 400 sites covering about 84 million acres in the United States and its territories.
The National Park Service:
- Manages national parks, as well as monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks and sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House
- Employs 20,000 site caretakers, who manage sites with help from dedicated volunteers and park partners
- Hosts more than 275 million visitors to its sites annually