The U.S. Mint
will open sales at noon ET July 11 for the Uncirculated 2017-P Ozark National Scenic Riverways
5-ounce silver quarter dollar.
The product is limited to a maximum release of 25,000 coins, and no
household ordering limit is in place. The price is $149.95 per coin.
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The coin is a 3-inch 5-ounce .999 fine silver version of the
24.26-millimeter quarter dollar available in various circulation and
collector versions: a Proof .900 fine silver version from the San
Francisco Mint and a circulation-quality copper-nickel clad version
struck at the same facility, both for collector sales, as well as
copper-nickel clad versions struck at the Denver and Philadelphia
Mints for annual Uncirculated Mint sets and in circulation quality for
The Uncirculated 5-ounce silver coins are struck on the same
dedicated press at the Philadelphia Mint that is used to strike the
bullion versions of the 5-ounce silver quarter dollars. Only the
Uncirculated 5-ounce version bears the P Mint mark of the Philadelphia
Mint, and the Uncirculated coin also receives a special post-strike finish.
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The Uncirculated versions are sold directly to the public at a fixed price.
The reverse of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarter dollars
bear a design by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Ron Sanders, sculptured by U.S. Mint
Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.
The design features a rendition of Alley Mill in Eminence, Mo.
The weight and silver fineness appears incuse on the 5-ounce coin’s edge.