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May 24, 2012

2012 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – El Yunque National Forest Available May 29

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will launch sales of the 2012 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico) on May 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The current price of the coin is $204.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the price is subject to change.  The maximum mintage for this coin is set at 25,000 units.

The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are collector versions of those issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion CoinTM Program.  The designs featured on the five-ounce, three-inch uncirculated and bullion coins mirror those appearing on each corresponding circulating quarter issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Struck in .999 fine silver, these coins display the "P" mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia.  To protect the uncirculated finish, each coin is enclosed in a capsule and an attractive presentation case.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

The United States Mint accepts orders at its Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders. 

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of May 29, 2012, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.  For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

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Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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