The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin, which is the third 5 oz. silver Uncirculated coin released this year. It shares its design with the Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful (ATB) quarter launched on June 8.
The Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Uncirculated coin is composed of five ounces of 99.9% silver, carries an Uncirculated finish, and is available for $149.95. All five-ounce ATB coins measure three inches in diameter and are .165 inches thick. Each piece comes enclosed in a protective capsule that allows for easy examination of both the obverse and reverse. A certificate of authenticity is included in the packaging and there are no household order limits in place.
This item has been given a 30,000-piece mintage limit, which is part of an overall 150,000-unit limit established by the Mint for both Uncirculated and bullion strikes carrying this design. Harpers Ferry 5 oz. bullion coins have sold 34,200 units at the time of this writing. The two previous Uncirculated releases in this series, which feature Shawnee National Forest and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, have sold 18,015 and 16,723 units, respectively. All other issues in this series are now sold out.
The obverse of all ATB coins includes John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington, along with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR. The Philadelphia Mint’s “P” mint mark is also included on the Uncirculated coin’s obverse, unlike the bullion version of this issue, which has no mint mark.
The reverse design for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter was created by Thomas Hipschen and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. It features an image of John Brown’s Fort, where Brown and his men made their last stand during a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory. Inscribed along the rim are HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and 2016. JOHN BROWN’S FORT is also included in the field below the building.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was established on June 30, 1944, and includes land in West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. The 2016 Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin is the final product to be issued with this design. The next America the Beautiful quarter will feature Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and is due to be released on Thursday, August 25.
For more information on the America the Beautiful Quarters program, please visit the Mint’s Web site.