The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013-P White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. This represents the sixteenth release within the numismatic series of five ounce silver coins featuring designs of the America the Beautiful Quarters.
The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees. This iconic view of the White Mountain National Forest system lands was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. This has been used as the common obverse design for the entire series.
Each coin is struck in 5 troy ounces of 99.9% pure silver and has a diameter of 3 inches. The edge of the coin carries the incused inscription “.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE”. The “P” mint mark for Philadelphia appears on the obverse of the coin.
The US Mint has established a maximum mintage of 25,000 pieces for this offering. There are no household ordering limits.
Each coin is priced at $179.95. This represents a reduction in price from the last available issues of the series, following the decline in the market price of silver.
Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/