The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers will be able to begin placing
orders beginning Feb. 26 for the 2018 Pictured Rocks National Seashore
5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollar.
The bullion coin is one of two versions of the issue that will be
offered by the Mint. The other is the numismatic Uncirculated version
of the coin.
According to U..S. Mint spokesman Michael White, “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.”
What coin struck in the second half of the 20th
century has a doubled die obverse, dates of two sizes and an
RPM? John Wexler explains.
Also inside this issue, Joel Orosz checks out what was in the
first “superstar” collection’s auction catalog.
The 5-ounce bullion coins are not sold directly to the public, but
instead are offered through a network of approved buyers who purchase
the coins based on the closing London P.M. spot price of silver on a
given day plus a premium of $9.75 per coin. The coins may then be
sold to the public or to other dealers for resale, usually at a small premium.
The Uncirculated version, which bears the P Mint mark
of the Philadelphia Mint — where both versions are struck on the same
press — is scheduled to go on sale at noon Eastern Time Feb. 9 for
$154.95 each. The bullion version lacks a Mint mark.
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The Pictured Rocks issue is the 41st of 56 to be issued under the
America the Beautiful Quarters Program.