The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Ellis Island (product code 17AM) on September 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The reverse depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are ELLIS ISLAND, NEW JERSEY, 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. A certificate of authenticity is included.
The America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Ellis Island is priced 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 www.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 online.
The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins for Ellis Island is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 25,000 has been set for the Uncirculated version; however, based on demand, the Mint may strike and issue more than 125,000 of the bullion version, so long as the total does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit.