On November 7, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the latest America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin featuring Mount Rushmore National Memorial located in South Dakota. This coin represents the fifth and final release of the series for this year. Within the overall series, it is the twentieth release.
The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of workers who are adding the final details to Thomas Jefferson’s face. This image is intended to provide a unique and educational perspective about the creation of the National Memorial. Inscriptions surrounding the image include “Mount Rushmore”, “South Dakota”, the date “2013”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
On the obverse of the coin is the John Flanagan portrait of President George Washington as it appeared on the 1932 Washington Quarter. Inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “In God We Trust”, and the denomination “Quarter Dollar”. The “P” mint mark representing the Philadelphia Mint also appears.
Each coin is struck in .999 fine silver with an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique. The weight is 5.000 troy ounces, and the diameter is 3.000 inches.
The United States Mint has indicated a maximum mintage of 25,000 coins for this release. There are no household ordering limits imposed. The pricing is established at $154.95 per coin.
The previous three releases of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coin numismatic series remain available for sale. These coins feature Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Great Basin National Park, and Fort McHenry National Monument.