WASHINGTON — Beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on July 9, collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2012 America the Beautiful Five–Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The coin is priced at $204.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing 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 Coin™ Program. The designs featured on the five–ounce, three–inch uncirculated and bullion coins are exact duplicates of 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.
Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s 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 was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau’s 220th anniversary. The United States Mint 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 July 9, 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.