The United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on November 7, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET. This represents the twentieth release within the numismatic series of large sized silver coins.
The reverse design by Joseph Menna was inspired by photos of men adding the final details to Thomas Jefferson’s face and offers a unique and educational perspective about how Mount Rushmore was created. The obverse design features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan.
This represents the numismatic version of the coin, which contains the “P” mint mark on the obverse and has an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique. The bullion version of the coin, which has no mint mark and a brilliant finish, has already been released and reached sales of 6,000 units as of November 4.
The Mount Rushmore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is struck in 99.9% silver with a weight of 5.000 troy ounces and diameter of 3.000 inches. The edge of the coin contains incused lettering indicating the precious metal weight and fineness.
The sales price for the coin is $154.95 and a mintage limit of 25,000 pieces has been established. However, it may be possible that total production will be less than this amount.
The previous three releases of the series are still currently available from the US Mint. The coins featuring Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Great Basin National Park, and Fort McHenry National Monument have recently reported sales falling into the tight range of 17,069, 17,173, and 17,527 units, respectively.
The first release of the series for this year featuring White Mountain National Park sold out on October 9 at last reported sales of 20,538 units.