WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The coin’s reverse (tails) design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are “EFFIGY MOUNDS,” “IOWA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint mark indicating production at the Philadelphia Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Effigy Mounds National Monument is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.
Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for Effigy Mounds National Monument is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 25,000 coins has been set for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Effigy Mounds National Monument Coin. However, based on demand, the Mint may mint and issue more than 125,000 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Effigy Mounds National Monument Silver Bullion Coins so long as it does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit.
About the United States Mint
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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).
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 March 7, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.