The second coin in the Icons of Route 66 is the Missouri Gateway Arch. I really like the unique shape of these coins…..until you see what happened below.
The Reverse, shown above is the same on all the coins in the series so far. It reads “Route 66”, similar to the iconic road sign, and lists the Silver weight and purity.
Missouri Gateway Arch
February 12, 1963 construction on Arch started. It took approximately 2yrs and $13 Million to complete. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. Here are some interesting facts about the arch.
- The Arch stands 630ft tall and is the largest Arch in the world.
- It is as wide as it is tall.
- It’s the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere.
- It also holds the record for the tallest stainless steel monument in the world.
- The Arch was designed to sway 18in and is earthquake resistant.
Route 66 Coin Set
Here are all the Route 66 coins that are out. This has to be one of my favorite new series out. The coins have such a unique shape compared to most. Check these out.
And then I broke one….Ugh!
This one fell out of my pocket in the parking lot. Pretty sure I don’t have any extra air-tites for this one. Looks like I’ll be ordering another case for it. I didn’t see it listed but I’m hoping they sell them seperate.
The newest coin in the series just came out at Apmex. It should be here next week.
On a side note
If you are on Steemit and have an interest in coins, our group is having a huge raffle. This will be the 3rd Precious Metals Raffle hosted by SteemSilverGold. It takes place live November 24th at 7pm EST on the SSG discord server. Shipping is Free Worldwide and everyone is welcome. Check out ssg-community or the tag #monsterrafflethree.
I hope you enjoyed this installment of Coin Stories. Many more coming in the future. Please leave comments or questions below. Thanks for reading and rating my article. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!