(Press release)—The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern time.
The reverse design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while the fort is under attack from a British ship. The inscriptions are FORT MOULTRIE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 2016, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins are struck in .999 fine silver and carry the P mintmark, indicating production at the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case, and a certificate of authenticity is included.
The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design is the final release of 2016 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program; the 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins are priced at $149.95. As with all Mint products containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.
Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic (i.e., Uncirculated) and bullion 2016 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins for Fort Moultrie is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 30,000 coins has been set for the Uncirculated coins; however, based on demand, the Mint may strike and issue more than 120,000 5-ounce Fort Moultrie silver bullion coins so long as the total does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit. [Editor’s note: The official sell-out point for the 5-ounce silver Uncirculated ATB coins this year has ranged from about 18,700 to about 18,900, which suggests a similar final mintage for the Fort Moultrie strikes.]
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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.