Washington — The United States Mint will release the second America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin of the year on April 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin (product code 18AK) honors Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.
The Philadelphia Mint produces America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins in .999 fine silver. They measure three inches in diameter. The reverse (tails) design representing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. Inscriptions include APOSTLE ISLANDS, WISCONSIN, the date, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.
Each encapsulated legal tender coin comes in an attractive presentation case along with a certificate of authenticity. The Mint has priced this coin at $154.95.
The Mint accepts orders online and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at the Mint’s website.
The Mint will also accept orders for this product through its Product Enrollment Program. Details about the program are available at the website of the United States Mint.
The maximum potential mintage limit for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is set at 20,000 units.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792 and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint 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; silver and bronze medals, and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of April 13, 2018, at noon ET.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.