WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AK) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The reverse (tails) design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions are “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington.
Made of .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are unique in that they are three inches in diameter. These legal tender coins are encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Pricing for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is set at $149.95. 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). 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 the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 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 Coin–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. However, based on demand, the United States Mint may mint and issue more than 125,000 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 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 United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold 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 May 2, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.