2011 Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins Debuts

by US Coins Today on January 12, 2012

in Silver Coins

Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins (Image of Related Quarter Shown), US Mint imageToday, January 12, 2012, the United States Mint released the 2011 Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins. These strikes mark the ninth of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series which debuted with five 2010-dated strikes.

The Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins are each struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches. Shown on their reverse is a design emblematic of Vicksburg National Military Park located in the state of Mississippi.

The design depicts an image of the USS Cairo - an American Civil War era gunboat. The Cairo is shown as she would have appeared steaming on the Yazoo River during the war. This image was designed by AIP Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

The obverse contains a portrait of George Washington. This image of Washington was designed by John Flanagan and is seen on the obverse of all America the Beautiful related coins.

These Vicksburg Coins are nearly identical to the Vicksburg Silver Bullion Coins issued by the Mint as part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program. However, whereas the bullion coins are struck for investors, these uncirculated coins are intended for collectors.

Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins are available now directly from the US Mint for $204.95, plus the Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. Orders for the strike may be made by calling 1-800-USA-MINT or using the Mint's online store at http://catalog.usmint.gov.

 

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