(Washington)—The Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin depicting Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The reverse 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 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the P mintmark, indicating production at the Philadelphia Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case, and a certificate of authenticity is included.
The Effigy Mounds 5-ounce Uncirculated silver coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all Mint products containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.
Orders will be accepted online 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 5-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 Uncirculated version; however, based on demand, the Mint may strike and issue more than 125,000 America the Beautiful 5-ounce Effigy Mounds 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). ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.