Today, June 6, the United States Mint made available its 2019-P War in the Pacific National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.
Each of these large three inch coins is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia from five ounces of 99.9% fine silver. Featured on the reverse (tails side) is a design emblematic of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park located in the United States territory of Guam.
This is the 48th coin in the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™. Each coin of the program honors a different site of national interest, the first of which launched in 2010. Designs for the series are taken from the associated quarters program, like the War in the Pacific quarter released on Monday.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Appearing on the new coin’s reverse is a scene showing American forces coming ashore at Asan Bay to strengthen troops already present on the island in the fight for Guam and its liberation.
Inscriptions read "WAR IN THE PACIFIC," "GUAM," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The designer of record is artist Joel Iskowitz with sculpting by Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.
The obverse (heads side) bears the same portrait as all quarters and five ounce coins — John Flanagan’s interpretation of President George Washington. Surrounding the portrait are the inscriptions of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "QUARTER DOLLAR." A ‘P’ mintmark on the obverse signifies the coin’s production at the Philadelphia Mint.
Each piece also has a flat edge with an edge inscription reading: "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."
Specifications for the five ounce silver coin are as follows:
|Weight:||5.000 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P|
Ordering and Price
The 2019-P War in the Pacific National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is available from this U.S. Mint product page. Orders are also accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Pricing for each coin is $154.95. Its mintage limit is 20,000.