America the Beautiful 5 oz. Silver Coins
The famous America the Beautiful 5 oz. Silver coins are struck on .999 pure silver planchets. The series features several low mintage issues that have become modern classics. The coins are some of the largest silver strikes issued by the United States Mint. The reverse design features one historic site or National Park or preserves from each U.S. state or territory. The series concludes in 2021 when the 56th coin in the series honoring Alabama’s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is released.
The series, the largest silver coin issued by the United States Mint, is struck in Philadelphia on a German coin press that the Mint acquired explicitly to produce this series. The press was installed on March 1, 2010, and production began with the first issue in the series. Sunshine Minting supplies the 5 oz silver planchets.