WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the opening of sales for the 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) on January 12, 2012, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The maximum mintage for this coin is set at 35,000 units. Orders will be limited to five coins per household for the first week of sales. At the end of that week, the United States Mint will re–evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it. Pricing for the coins is currently set at $204.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, however, pricing is subject to change.
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 designs featured on the five–ounce, three–inch uncirculated and bullion coins mirror the designs that appear 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 will accept orders for the 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Vicksburg National Military Park at its secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or 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 January 12, 2012, 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.