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United States Mint to Release First 2018 America the Beautiful™ Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on February 9

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2018 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (product code 18AJ) on February 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Struck in .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are unique in that they measure three inches in diameter. The designs featured on these coins replicate their America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin counterparts.

The reverse (tails) of the coin depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop. Inscriptions include “PICTURED ROCKS,” “MICHIGAN,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington.

Each legal tender coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is priced at $154.95. Orders will be accepted at catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

This product will also be available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. Details about the program are available at catalog.usmint.gov/shop/product-enrollments/.

The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2018 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 100,000 units. The maximum potential mintage limit for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been set at 20,000 units.

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US Mint Product Update: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2018)

US Mint Product Update: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2018)

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Goes On Sale December 5

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (product code 17AN) on December 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins replicate the designs featured on the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters®. This coin’s reverse (tails) depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville. Inscriptions are “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,” “INDIANA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) design features the 1932 restored portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Struck in .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are three inches in diameter and weigh five troy ounces. Each coin is encapsulated and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Pricing for this coin is set at $149.95. However, as with all United States Mint products containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.

Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/ or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit us online for information about shipping options at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is 150,000 units.

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United States Mint Unveils Winning Designs to be Featured on World War I Centennial Silver Dollar

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint unveiled the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition today. The unveiling took place during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The designs, by LeRoy Transfield of Orem, Utah, will be featured on the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar scheduled for release next year.

“Our team at the U.S. Mint is proud to have the honor of crafting the coin that will commemorate the contributions and the history made by American men and women-of all walks of life-who bravely stepped forward 100 years ago to defend the interests of the nation and that of her allies,” said Thomas Johnson, Chief of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, who spoke at the ceremony.

The obverse design, titled “Soldier’s Charge,” depicts an almost stone-like soldier gripping a rifle. Barbed wire twines in the lower right-hand side of the design. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “1918,” “2018,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

The wire design element continues onto the reverse design, titled “Poppies in the Wire,” which features abstract poppies mixed in with barbed wire. Inscriptions include “ONE DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

Now retired United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart sculpted both designs.

Additional participants in the unveiling included Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission Chair Robert Dalessandro, and World War I re-enactors who unveiled the designs.

The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113-212) authorizes the minting and issuance of not more than 350,000 silver dollars in commemoration of the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I. A surcharge of $10 for each coin sold is authorized to be paid to the United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars to assist the World War I Centennial Commission in commemorating the centenary of World War I.

Additional details about the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar will be announced prior to the coin’s release in 2018.