Commemorate your Arches National Park visit with this die-struck medallion created by master artisans. Great as a gift, to celebrate a trip or to just hold as a lasting reminder of your journey through America’s great outdoors, this National Parks medallion will capture the Arches park experiences meaningful to you in enduring, splash-minted metal.
Found in the high country of eastern Utah, Arches National Park is a natural rock garden displaying some of the world’s most amazing abstract sculpture. One of its many wonders is the Delicate Arch – deriving its name from an article describing it as “the most delicately chiseled arch in the entire park.” With more than 2,000 natural stone arches populating the park, the Delicate Arch also ranks as its largest free-standing arch. Its light opening measures 64 feet high and 45 feet wide. The unique shape has inspired imaginative nicknames such as Cowboy’s Chaps and Old Maid Bloomers.
The medallion’s obverse shows the Delicate Arch with the year the park was established, in 1971. The reverse shows the park’s founder Dr. J. Williams with encircling text commemorating the centennial of America’s first National Park. Minted in deep relief using a special “splash minting” process, this coin is struck in a brass alloy and given a beautiful lacquered finished.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 inch (38.1mm) in diameter.
This is an NWTMINT surplus item.