The U.S. Mint published a press release this week on the latest of the five-ounce silver coins authorized as part of the America the Beautiful program. Here's an excerpt.
Beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on November 7, the United States Mint will accept orders for the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin—Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Mintage for this coin is limited to 25,000 units.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are collector versions of those issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. The designs on each coin are identical to the ones that appear on the corresponding circulating quarters issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The bullion coins, however, do not have a mint mark.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the "P" mint mark indicating their production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Each coin is enclosed in a protective plastic capsule and placed in an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
That's got to be a record for the largest nose depicted on a coin! I kinda like this one - I appreciate the unusual perspective and the depiction of the memorial being sculpted. It'll take some getting used to, since most of us are so used to the usual front-on view of the full sculpture. This is also another in a very exclusive set of U.S. coins picturing the same president on BOTH sides of the coin. QUICK QUIZ: what are the others?
For more information, or to order, see:
2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Wayne Homren, Editor
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