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2017-P 25 Cent 5-oz Silver America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass Specimen
The Hero of the Abolition Movement, Forever Remembered in Stunning Silver!
From Slavery Through Education to a Legacy that Changed a Nation
19th century America had more than its fair share of heroes that came from humble beginnings. However, few traveled longer or worked harder, not only for what they believed in, but for their own freedom, than Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery in Maryland, he secretly learned to read as a house servant in Baltimore. As he was transferred from place to place, he sought out knowledge whenever and wherever he could find it. Finally escaping in his early twenties, he eluded slave hunters for years in New England by working under the name "Douglass." From there, all it took was one speech at an antislavery convention in 1841 to catapult him to prominence as a speaker, author, abolitionist, publisher, presidential consultant, statesman and diplomat. Because of his talent, intellect and passion, he established himself as an American hero, earning not only the freedom of millions but his own as well.
A Legendary Home, an Influential Figure, a Coin Not to Be Missed!
After the Civil War, Frederick Douglass moved into his home in Washington D.C. where he lived for 17 years until his death in 1895. 67 years later, his estate was established as the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. In 2017, this monument to knowledge, perseverance and equality was immortalized as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Now, you can bring home a five ounce silver collector edition of this coin. Struck in a weighty five ounces of 99.9% pure silver by the Philadelphia Mint, each coin has a massive diameter of three inches and thickness of over four millimeters, but still has a legal tender value of 25 cents! One side features John Flanagan's restored 1932 portrait of George Washington, while the other side depicts Frederick Douglass at his desk, pen in hand, with his home in the background. Incused edge lettering confirms that your coin is, indeed, ".999 fine silver 5.0 ounce."
American History and Precious Metal Combine for a Perfect Collection Addition!
Your 2017 5-oz Silver Frederick Douglass Coin will arrive to you in Specimen condition, exactly as it left the Philadelphia Mint, with a gorgeous matte finish and "P" mintmark. Combine the historical significance of this site and its namesake, along with the captivating artwork and attractive size of this coin and you can see why we don't think this will available for very long. Bring this historic coin home to your collection -- order yours today!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Mint Name||Philadelphia - P|
|Coin Weight||155.6 Grams - g|
|Weight||5 Ounces - oz|