The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015-P Kisatchie National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. This represents the second release of the year and the twenty-seventh release overall for the numismatic coin program.
Kisatchie National Forest spans more than 604,000 acres and is spread across seven parishes in Louisiana. More than half of the forest contains longleaf pine and flatwood vegetation, which supports many rare plant and animal species. The forest was designated in 1930 during the administration o Herbert Hoover.
The reverse design of the Kisatchie National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Coin features a depiction of a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass with long leaf pine in the background. Inscriptions include “Kisatchie”, “Louisiana”, “2015”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Joseph Menna.
The obverse design contains the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. Inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
Each coin is struck in 5 troy ounces of 99.9% silver with a diameter of 3 inches. This numismatic version of the coin features an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique and carries the “P” mint mark.
The United States Mint has indicated a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces for this release. The initial pricing is $149.95 per coin, however as with all US Mint precious metals products, this may be subject to change.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/