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Sales Open for Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Honoring Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore April 13

U.S. Mint Apostle Islands America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coin
U.S. Mint Apostle Islands National Lakeshore America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The United States Mint will release the second America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin of the year on April 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin (product code 18AK) honors Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.

The Philadelphia Mint produces America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ in .999 fine silver. They measure three inches in diameter. The reverse (tails) design representing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. Inscriptions include “APOSTLE ISLANDS,” “WISCONSIN,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Each encapsulated legal tender coin comes in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Mint has priced this coin at $154.95.

The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov and 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.

The Mint will also accept orders for this product through its Product Enrollment Program. Details about the program are available at catalog.usmint.gov/shop/product-enrollments/.

The maximum potential mintage limit for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™-Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is set at 20,000 units.

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe 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 U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

United States Mint
United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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