2017 George Rogers Clark 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

by Mike Unser on December 5, 2017 · 6 comments

Today, Dec. 5, the United States Mint released its final America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ of 2017.

2017-P George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin and Presentation Case

2017-P George Rogers Clark Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and come with a United States Mint Certificate of Authenticity

Honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana, the 3-inch 99.9% pure silver coin also marks the U.S. Mint’s last collectible product of the year.

Coin Designs

George Rogers Clark coins feature a reverse (tails side) design of Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Frank Morris created the image and U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso executed its use for coins.

2017-S Clad Proof George Rogers Clark Quarter - Reverse

This CoinNews photo shows a proof George Rogers Clark quarter. The larger 5-ounce coin released today features the same design, but in a vapor blast uncirculated finish. It also has a flat or smooth edge compared to the reeded edge found on quarters. Inscribed near the rim of the coins are GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, INDIANA, 2017 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Artist and sculptor initials are also near the bottom (on the left and right sides).

The design matches that of the related George Rogers Clark quarters. The 25-cent piece launched into circulation last month and is available in U.S. Mint rolls and bags, plus other collector products. (See photos of the quarter.)

Effigy Mounds Quaters and 5 ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

This CoinNews photo shows the first 2017-dated America the Beautiful coins from the quarter and 5-ounce series honored Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. It highlights the size difference between quarters and 5-ounce coins.

The obverse (heads side) design is also a familiar one as it is the same portrait of George Washington that graces quarters. The effigy by John Flanagan has seen some minor variations over the years but it has appeared on quarters since 1932.

2015-P Homestead National Monument of America Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, Obverse

This CoinNews photo shows the obverse or heads side of an America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. The design is common across the series, and on companion quarters. Shared inscriptions include: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY and QUARTER DOLLAR.

A ‘P’ mintmark indicates the coin’s production at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia.

2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Coin Edges

This CoinNews photo shows the incused edge letterings that are on America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

Additional specifications for the five ounce coin are inscribed on the edge of each coin with "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."

Ordering

The 2017-P George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is available from this U.S. Mint product page or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Priced at $149.95, no more than 25,000 will be sold.

Series Background and Bullion Edition

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins kicked off with five 2010-dated strikes and are issued as collector-grade versions of the U.S. Mint’s five ounce bullion series. These programs are based on the related quarter program which celebrates five different sites of national interest each year.

Similar to the uncirculated coin, the U.S. Mint struck companion George Rogers Clark bullion coins. Made for investors, they are available from coin and precious metal dealers for a premium above their melt value.

2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Bullion and Uncirculated Coins, Obverses

A CoinNews photo of the obverse sides of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins. The bullion version is left and the collector uncirculated edition is right. The bullion coin has no mintmark. The collectible coin has a ‘P’ mintmark below ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’. They also have different finishes.

These bullion pieces are produced to a brilliant finish at the Philadelphia Mint but they lack mintmarks. The George Rogers Clark bullion coin launched on Nov. 13 with 32,400 sold to date.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

chuck December 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

So, how many of these will sell? Cost over 85.7% (above)current spot silver price and 57.5% above the bullion (no “P”) ones by some dealers today!

chuck December 5, 2017 at 12:03 pm

If not for subscriptions doubt that many would be sold. At least should get idea of the number of subscriptions which seemed to be somewhere between 12k to 15k on previous issues.

CoinsA-Z December 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

If final sales figures are low it may be a sought after coin years down the road.

Randy December 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm

I wonder what will happen to the special 5oz.coin stamp machine after the ATB are all made

Randy December 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

2018 5oz. moon landing coin wow but at market value silver BU and Proof

Seth Riesling December 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

chuck –

These coins depicting three men with three guns should have sold out already to all the NRA members at their NRA gift shop in Washington, D.C. & NRA gift catalog! LOL
The Mint hasn’t lowered its price on these since silver was about $21 an ounce & now is under $16 an ounce this week & no price lowering. Very high premium for sure with low silver spot price!

Happy collecting!

-NumisdudeTX

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