2018 Cumberland Island 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released


Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore is the latest site to be featured on one of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™.

2018-P Cumberland Island National Seashore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin and Packaging
Uncirculated 2018-P Cumberland Island National Seashore arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and include a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.

The collector coin went on sale today, Aug. 30, at 12 noon (ET). Those interested in the large format issue may purchase them directly from the U.S. Mint for $154.95.

Coin Designs

The coin’s reverse (tails side) design is representative of Cumberland Island National Seashore. This is the same basic imagery as found on much smaller quarters that debuted on Monday, Aug. 27. (See photos of Cumberland Island quarters.)

Photos of 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarters
CoinNews photos of collectible versions of 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarters, including proof, reverse proof and uncirculated editions. The larger Cumberland Island 5-ounce 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.

Depicted is a snowy egret, common to the area, perched on a branch. Behind we find the edge of a salt marsh. Around the design are inscriptions of "CUMBERLAND ISLAND," "GEORGIA," "2018" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Donna Weaver created the national seashore design while former U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart sculpted it for use on coinage.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarters and 5-ounce silver coin
This CoinNews photo shows the second 2018-dated America the Beautiful coins from the quarter and 5-ounce series honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. It highlights the size difference between quarters and 5-ounce coins.

Struck as a companion to the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, coin obverses (heads side) bear the same portrait of George Washington along with inscriptions reading: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR."

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.

Also appearing on obverses is a ‘P’ mintmark indicative of their production at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

Finally, an edge inscription on each release reads: "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."

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

Other specifications as provided by the U.S. Mint include:

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

2018-P Cumberland Island National Seashore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are available from this U.S. Mint product page or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The coin’s mintage is limited to 20,000 pieces with no household or ordering restrictions in place.

Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins

In addition to these five ounce silver uncirculated coins, the U.S. Mint strikes a series of five ounce silver bullion coins. They feature nearly identical designs and specifications, with a few minor differences.

For one, the vapor blast finish on the uncirculated coins is unique compared to the shinier brilliant finish found on bullion versions. Also, the bullion coins have no mintmark despite also being produced in Philadelphia.

Another major difference between the two is their method of distribution. Whereas uncirculated coins are sold directly to the public by the U.S. Mint at a set price, the bullion coins are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above each coin’s melt value.

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Sure would like an update on First Day of Issue mintage..


Hmmm, not enough rocks.