WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will release the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The Philadelphia Mint produces America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ in .999 fine silver. These coins measure three inches in diameter. The reverse (tails) design representing Block Island National Wildlife Refuge depicts a black-crowned night-heron flying over a view from the beach at Cow Cove looking towards Sandy Point. The North Lighthouse is seen in the background. Inscriptions are “BLOCK ISLAND,” “RHODE ISLAND,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.
Each encapsulated legal tender coin arrives in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Mint has priced this coin at $154.95.
The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The Mint will also accept orders for this product through its Product Enrollment Program. Details about the program are available at catalog.usmint.gov/shop/product-enrollments/.
The maximum potential mintage limit for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is set at 20,000 units.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint 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; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of Nov. 15, 2018, at noon ET.