Order Unc. 2016-P Shawnee 5-ounce Feb. 25
- Published: Feb 12, 2016, 6 AM
The issue is limited to a maximum release of 30,000 coins.The initial price for the coin is $149.95, but is subject to change weekly according to the U.S. Mint's pricing for numismatic coins containing precious metals.
The coins are each 3 inches in diameter and contain 5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
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Unlike the bullion version, which is also struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the Uncirculated coin bears the P Mint mark and is subjected to a post-strike finish process resulting in special surface characteristics.
The finish applied post-strike is similar to the surface finish used for 3-inch bronze Mint medals.
The “vapor blasting” finish is applied over the entire surface of both the obverse and reverse.
“The machine uses a water vapor and ceramic media mix,” according to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White. “It is similar to sand blasting, but instead of using dry compressed air [propelled at high speed], it uses a compressed wet vapor. The finish is applied to the coin after striking and not to the die. This will provide a consistent coin-to-coin finish.”
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