Cumberland Island National Seashore Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2018 National Park Coins

The Cumberland Island National Seashore Silver Uncirculated Coin will be struck by the US Mint with a reverse design emblematic of Cumberland Island National Seashore found in the state of Georgia. Each coin will be composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of three inches. No official release date was known at the time of this posting.

The coin will be struck as the fourth of five 2018 dated releases of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program. It will also mark the forty-third in the series overall which debuted with 2010 dates strikes and features a total of fifty-six coins to be created as part of it with reverse designs emblematic of sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

This series is considered the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program, also from the US Mint. However, making these coins slightly different from those bullion coins is the fact that each will be struck to uncirculated quality typically giving them greater detail than seen on bullion coins. Also, a ‘P’ mintmark on each uncirculated coin will indicate it was produced at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia. The bullion coins are also struck in Philadelphia but contain no mintmark.

Both the uncirculated and the bullion series actually feature obverse and reverse imagery originally created for a series of circulating quarter dollars. As such, the obverse of each of these coins will contain a portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan which also is shown on the associated quarters. Also shown on the obverse will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse will contain the design emblematic of the national seashore. Surrounding that design will be the inscriptions of CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia

Protecting a majority of one of Georgia‘s largest Golden Isles is the Cumberland Island National Seashore. It was officially established by Congress on October 23, 1972.

The park offers a total of 36,415.39 acres, most of which features nature at its coastal best. However, there are also historic properties includes as part of the seashore including the ruins of Dungeness and the Plum Orchard estate.

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