Partially tinted, high-relief proof silver coin depicting Half Dome Mountain.
Half Dome Mountain, a prominent landmark in Yosemite National Park, is a jagged, half-sphere that rises dramatically above the valley floor.
The native American name for the rock, "Tis-sa-ack," means "cleft rock," and it has been the site of numerous notable ascents. George Anderson, in 1875, bored holes in the smooth granite and made the first recorded ascent.
Since then, hikers have used the same route, which begins in the valley below, to reach the peak year after year.
hey climbed several hundred granite stairs and finally reached the base of the east face. With the aid of two steel ropes fastened to posts, they are able to go over this final hurdle.
alf Dome is one of the most recognizable mountains in the United States due to its unusual profile.
The Half Dome Mountain 2-ounce silver coin comes in a black window display case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This coin has been certified as genuine by the Cook Islands Central Bank.
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