The Craft of Minting

Each gold-layered silver ingot in the National Parks Collection is meticulously crafted by the world’s most skilled artists and minters.

The painstaking process starts with a steel minting die. When the craftsmen are satisfied that the master die is flawless, only then is it placed into a massive proofing press. Polished .999 fine silver blanks are carefully placed by hand into the press, where they are struck one at a time to create proof-like silver ingots.

Each ingot is then generously layered in 24-karat gold, then a precise colorized image of the National Park is expertly applied. Finally, each ingot is protectively lacquered to prevent tarnish and preserve its gleaming Finish.

The result is a collection of stunning ingots that celebrate and honor America’s most treasured National Parks.

National Parks Collection