The U.S. Mint
will begin accepting orders for the Uncirculated version of the
5-ounce silver 2014 America the Beautiful coin honoring Great Sand
Dunes National Park at noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 15.
The coin will be sold for an initial price of $154.95, but pricing
on Mint products containing precious metals is subject to
The Great Sand Dunes coin's reverse features a
father and son playing in the sand next to a creek bed. It was
designed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart II. In the
background are the park's distinctive sand dunes and mountains,
including Mount Herard.
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The Uncirculated coins are composed of .999 fine silver
and display the "P" Mint mark indicating production at the
Philadelphia Mint. Each coin is enclosed in a protective plastic
capsule and placed in a presentation case. A certificate of
authenticity is included.
The maximum mintage for the silver Uncirculated coin is 30,000
Orders will be accepted
online and at 800-872-6468. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers
with TTY equipment may order at 888-321-6468. A fee of $4.95 will be
added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
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