WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales at noon Eastern Time (ET) on August 29 for the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland. The coin will be priced at $154.95; 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 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 on each coin are identical to the ones that appear on the corresponding circulating quarters issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The bullion coins, however, 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. Each coin is enclosed in a protective plastic capsule and placed in an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
To place an order for the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (product code NQ8), visit the bureau’s online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468).
Please note: The United States Mint is offering free standard shipping and reducing the cost of “expedited” shipping by $4.95 on all domestic Web site orders placed during the period of July 26 at 9 a.m. ET through September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET. Free standard shipping during this period applies only to orders placed on the Web site catalog that would normally carry the standard $4.95 or expedited $12.95 (+ $4.95) shipping fee. (Customers will still be charged $12.95 for expedited shipping.)
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 August 29, 2013, 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.