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Keeping with the theme of iconic Australian animals, each design will feature a mother and baby interacting in a wonderful celebration of life in the wild extending across generations. The warm and engaging theme of this series as well as the impeccable execution by Perth is sure to make this one of the most popular new series to come out in 2018. </p>&#10;    <p>But the theme of the series of only part of the reason&#160;<a href="https://www.boldpreciousmetals.com/product/Silver/Perth-Mint/The-Next-Generation?menuLinkId=71" target="_blank">The Next Generation</a>&#160;series is set up for tremendous success. Perth has reached all the way back to the Middle Ages of France and Great Britain for fresh inspiration in the series design. Each coin released will be minted in the ancient <i>piedfort</i> style <i>.</i>&#160;The word <em>piedfort</em> means &#8220;heavy foot&#8221; and, in the context of coinage, it refers to a coin that is double-thick. 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The hope that is bound-up in the&#160;&#160;<a href="https://www.boldpreciousmetals.com/product/Silver/Perth-Mint/The-Next-Generation?menuLinkId=71" target="_blank">Next Generation</a><a href="https://boldpreciousmetals.com/product/productlistingdetails?metalid=115&amp;mintid=36&amp;navseriesid=332">&#160;</a>&#160;is represented with both detail and tenderness in the scene presented. </p>&#10;    <p>The background is completed by the very fine, precision-engraved radial lines emanating from the coin&#8217;s center to the rim. 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In 1799, President George Washington ordered the construction of a federal armory which utilized the waterpower generated by the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Prior to the Civil War, abolitionist John Brown seized the armory with plans to incite a slave revolt. During the war, both the North and South fought for possession of the strategic location. After the war, Stoner College was founded at one of the first integrated schools in the nation.</span></p>  <p><a href="https://www.boldpreciousmetals.com/product/768/2016-silver-5-oz-atb-theodore-roosevelt-np-first-strike-pcgs-ms69-dmpl-mercanti" target="_blank">Theodore Roosevelt National Park</a><span>&#160;is named after the President who spent part of his life running a cattle ranch nearby in the Badlands of North Dakota. Roosevelt?s early experiences in the Badlands influenced him in many ways and instilled in him a deep commitment to conservation and preservation. He signed 5 national parks into law and his Antiquities Act of 1906 gave authority to future Presidents to create over 100 national monuments in later years.</span></p>  <p><a href="https://www.boldpreciousmetals.com/product/3607/2016-silver-5-oz-atb-fort-moultrie-np-first-strike-pcgs-ms69-dmpl" target="_blank">Fort Moultrie</a><span>&#160;in located on Sullivan?s Island in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. Colonel William Moultrie commanded the first fort there when the British Navy attacked it on June 28, 1776. He successfully defended it and after 9 hours, the British retreated. In gratitude, the fort was named after him. Today, the fort is part of the larger Fort Sumter National Monument complex and provides visitors with a window back in time from World War II to the early days of the American Revolution.</span></p>  </div>'
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