U.S. Mint's authorized purchasers will be able to place
orders beginning Feb. 17 for the 5-ounce silver bullion version of the
2015 Homestead National Monument of America quarter dollars.
noon Eastern Time March 5, the Uncirculated version of the 5-ounce silver coin
bearing the P Mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint goes on sale directly
to the public from the U.S. Mint for $149.95.
the state of Nebraska and the Homestead National Monument of America,
the reverse of both coin versions depicts the three fundamentals of
survival common to all homesteaders: food, shelter, and water. The
design was created by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Ronald D. Sanders and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Jim Licaretz.
spokesman Michael White said Jan. 27 that the maximum combined mintage
for each of the year's five 5-ounce silver bullion and Uncirculated
quarter dollars is 65,000 coins.
the bullion and Uncirculated versions of the 5-ounce, .999 fine silver
coins are struck on a special, dedicated press at the Philadelphia
Mint, but only the Uncirculated version bears the facility's P Mint
mark. The Uncirculated version is sold to the public directly.
silver bullion version is sold to a network of authorized purchasers
who buy the coins at prices based on the closing London PM silver
price on a given day, plus a premium of $9.75 per coin.
5-ounce silver 3-inch coins bear the same designs that appear on the
24.26-millimeter quarter dollars struck for circulation in a
copper-nickel clad composition, and in either the copper-nickel clad
composition or .900 fine silver composition for special sets.
other four America the Beautiful quarter dollars and 5-ounce silver
coins to be issued in 2015 are:
National Forest (Louisiana).
➤ Blue Ridge
Parkway (North Carolina).
Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Delaware).
National Historical Park (New York).
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