WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the release of the 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania) on September 22, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin is currently priced at $279.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change.
The maximum mintage for each of the five 2011 coins is limited to 35,000 units. Orders will be limited to five coins per household for the first week of sales. At the end of one week, the United States Mint will re–evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are collector versions of those issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. The three–inch uncirculated coins feature the same designs that appear on the bullion coins and the corresponding circulating quarters issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
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 finish, each coin is enclosed in a capsule and an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each coin.
The United States Mint will accept orders at 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 September 22, 2011, 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.