United States Mint Opens Sales for First 2013 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ May 16
WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2013 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - White Mountain National Forest (product code NQ5) on May 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin is currently priced at $179.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the price is subject to change. Mintage for each of the 2013 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins is limited to 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 on both the three-inch, five-ounce uncirculated coins and the bullion coins are identical to the ones that appear on the corresponding circulating quarters issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, except that the bullion coins do not have a mint mark.
The America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the "P" mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. To protect the uncirculated quality finish, each coin is enclosed in a capsule and placed in an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
Orders will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog, 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 was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It 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 numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
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 16, 2013, 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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