The Uncirculated 2017-P Effigy Mounds National Monument
5-ounce silver quarter dollar was scheduled to go on sale at
noon ET March 7 from the U.S. Mint.
Priced at $149.95 each, the Uncirculated 5-ounce silver coin has a
maximum potential mintage of 25,000 coins, with no household ordering limit.
The announced maximum mintage of 25,000 coins set for the
Uncirculated version is provisional; based on collector and investor
demand, the Mint may mint and issue more than 125,000 of the bullion
version of the coin and fewer of the Uncirculated version, to ensure
the mintages combined do not exceed the current 150,000-coin maximum
combined mintage for the coin.
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Both versions are struck on the same coinage press at the
Philadelphia Mint, using the same 3-inch planchets.
The Uncirculated coins receive a post-strike finish and bear the P
Mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint in the right field of the George
Washington obverse design (the bullion version does not).
The Uncirculated 2017-P Effigy Mounds National Monument 5-ounce
silver quarter dollar is the 36th overall issue among 56 to be
released in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The coin’s reverse design, depicting several ancient mounds in The
Marching Bear Group built by Native Americans along the Mississippi
River in northeast Iowa, was created by Richard Masters, a designer with the U.S. Mint’s
Artistic Infusion Program.
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Masters’ design was sculptured by Renada Gordon, a medallic sculptor on the U.S.
Mint’s engraving staff stationed at the Philadelphia Mint.
Mounds National Monument was established as a national site in
1949. The park protects one of the largest remaining concentrations of
ancient Native American earthworks in the United States.
The Uncirculated version of the 5-ounce silver coins is available
directly to the public at a fixed price from the U.S. Mint, unlike the
bullion version, which is sold only through a network of authorized
purchasers who set their own prices.