The following was sent to the Mint’s Authorized Purchasers today:
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Monday, February 26, 2018.
We do not anticipate an allocation of these coins. The next America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will be released on April 16, 2018.
Struck in .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are unique in that they measure three inches in diameter. The designs featured on these coins replicate their America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin counterparts.
The reverse (tails) of the coin depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop. Inscriptions include PICTURED ROCKS, MICHIGAN, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington.
Each legal tender coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case along with a certificate of authenticity.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is priced at $154.95. Orders are now accepted at the Mint’s online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at the Mint’s website.
This product is also available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program.
The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2018 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 100,000 units. The maximum potential mintage limit for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been set at 20,000 units.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of February 9, 2018, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.