2022 – BEAST OF BUSCO – 1 TROY OUNCE – 39MM
The Beast of ‘Busco, affectionately nicknamed Oscar, was an alleged giant alligator snapping turtle reported from Fulk Lake, near Churubusco, northern Indiana in the United States, during the late 1940s. The story briefly gained national attention as a result of the increasingly-dramatic attempts by the lake’s owner Gale Harris, and other locals, to capture the animal. Another giant turtle was reported from the state in 1950.
- Contains 1 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: A depiction of the Beast of Busco, floating ominously in the middle of Fulk Lake.
- Reverse: High-Relief Intaglio Mint logo set on radial burst surrounded by stippled border reading “ONE TROY OUNCE” above and “.999 FINE SILVER” below on textured background, flanked by mintage year in roman numerals “MMXXII”.