2019-P San Antonio Missions 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

by Mike Unser on August 29, 2019 · 3 comments

Today, Aug. 29, the United States Mint launched another collector product that commemorates San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. On Monday, the agency issued quarters emblematic of the national park. Its release today features the same design but in a much larger format — a three-inch coin struck in five ounces of 99.9% fine silver.

2019-P San Antonio Missions Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Sides and Packaging

Uncirculated 2019-P San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Coins arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and include a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity

The U.S. Mint’s 2019-P San Antonio Missions Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin went on sale today at noon EDT for $154.95.

Limited to 20,000 pieces, the silver coin’s vapor blasted uncirculated finish is produced at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. It is the 49th issue from the Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ which, like the companion quarter program, honors a different site of national interest in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territory.

Silver Coin Designs and Specifications

Paying tribute to the missions, the new coin’s reverse depicts elements of the Spanish Colonial Real. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions:

  • wheat symbolizes farming;
  • the arches and bell symbolize community;
  • a lion represents Spanish cultural heritage; and
  • a symbol of the San Antonio River represents irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources.

This design was created by U.S. Mint AIP member Chris Costello and sculpted by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Joe Menna.

2019-P Uncirculated and Proof San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarters

The above CoinNews photos show an uncirculated and proof San Antonio Missions quarter. The larger San Antonio Missions 5-ounce silver coin 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.

Encircling the four quadrants are the inscriptions "SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS," "TEXAS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Lowell National Historical Park quarters and 5-ounce silver coin

This CoinNews photo shows the first 2019-dated America the Beautiful coins of the quarter and 5-ounce series honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts. It highlights the size difference between quarters and 5-ounce coins.

As with quarters, its five-ounce obverse carry John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. The likeness of the first President of the United States made its inaugural appearance on the 1932 circulating quarter-dollar and has appeared on them ever since.

Obverse of a 2019-P ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

This CoinNews photo shows the obverse or heads side of an America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (held within its protective capsule). The portrait and inscriptions are common across the series, and on companion quarters.

Inscriptions are also the same on larger five-ounce obverses, reading: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "QUARTER DOLLAR."

In addition, each has a ‘P mint mark on the obverse identifies its production at the Philadelphia Mint.

2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Coin Edges

This CoinNews photo shows the incused edge lettering that is on America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

In other design elements, each coin has a flat edge with an edge inscription reading: "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."

Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Specifications

Finish: Uncirculated
Denomination: Quarter
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 5.000 troy oz.
(155.517 grams)
Diameter: 3.000 inches
(76.20 mm)
Edge: Lettered
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P

 

Ordering and Price

The 2019-P San Antonio Missions Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is available directly from the Mint’s online section of silver coins, found here. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Mike, you have any FDOI sales numbers? Thanks…

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I’m thinking this one might turn out to be the low mintage key of the series. Blah design and with all the products the Mint is putting out this year I bet this one gets forgotten – except for the hard core ATB 5 oz collectors that need to keep their series complete – like me neutral

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Interesting thought. I too collect them. I think this coin design is perfect given the political climate and boarder/immigration issues. Just food for thought. Really do not want to have discussion about it. Thxs