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December 1, 2016

2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Available on December 8

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The reverse (tails) design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Inscriptions are “FORT MOULTRIE,” “SOUTH CAROLINA,” “2016,” 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 United States Mint at Philadelphia. 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–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) is the final release of 2016 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and 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 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 30,000 coins has been set for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument). However, based on demand, the United States Mint may mint and issue more than 120,000 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter 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 United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint's 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, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Dec. 8, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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