Dubbed “America’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak has figured prominently in the history of the United States. Serving as the inspiration for the timeless anthem “America the Beautiful,” it is truly a national treasure.
Pikes Peak forms a breathtaking backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. At an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak of 54 Colorado 14’er peaks. The farthest east of the big peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain, its location contributed to early fame among explorers, pioneers and immigrants, and made it the symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush to Colorado with the slogan, “Pikes Peak or Bust”.
Over a half million people visit the summit house every year by the Pikes Peak Highway, Barr Trail or the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The Pikes Peak Highway, paved part of its 19 miles, is open year round, weather permitting. The 13-mile Barr Trail offers the greatest base-to-summit elevation gain in the state: 7,400 feet. The trail begins at the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs.
This coin is dedicated to all lovers and admirers of Pikes Peak, and is the perfect gift for remembering a visit. The obverse has a rendering of Pikes Peak along with its elevation, while the reverse has two classic ice axes below an open area suitable for engraving a personalized message.
Minted in a proprietary brass alloy, this coin is then given a bronze antique finish. It comes packaged in a polybag with a detailed header card.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 inch (39mm) in diameter.
This is an NWTMINT surplus item. Packaging may vary.