One of the United States Mint’s final products of the year is available with their 2020-P Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin launching today at noon ET.
It is composed in 5 ounces of 99.9% pure silver and boasts an enormous diameter of 3 inches. Like the companion quarter released in September, the new coin carries a reverse (tails side) image honoring the park in Vermont. It is the 54th of 56 designs created as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful programs which feature one design recognizing a site of national interest in each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park was established in 1992 and takes its name from three of its previous owners. Today, the park includes 643 acres dedicated to the interpretation of the history and evolution of conservation stewardship in America. It operates in companionship with a nearby working dairy farm known as the Billings Farm & Museum.
Coin Designs and Specifications
U.S. Mint artist Donna Weaver created the unique design which is seen on this coin and on companion Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller quarters. A description provided by the U.S. Mint reads:
"Ms. Weaver’s design depicts a young girl completing the planting of a Norway spruce seedling near an established tree, continuing the life cycle of the forest. The child represents conservationists seeking to maintain a sustainable forest for future enjoyment and education."
"LAND STEWARDSHIP" appears below the spruce seedling. Inscriptions around the scene include "MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER," "VERMONT," "2020," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The design was sculpted by U.S. Mint sculptor Michael Gaudioso.
All America the Beautiful coinage share the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The effigy was created by John Flanagan and has been on quarter dollars since 1932.
Obverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR."
An edge incused inscription contains the specifications of "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."
Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Specifications
|Weight:||5.000 troy oz.
Ordering and Price
Those interested in purchasing a 2020-P Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin may do so directly from the U.S. Mint by visiting their product page for silver coins.
Current pricing listed at $229. A mintage limit of 13,750 is shown.
Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins
In addition to the earlier issued quarters and this release, the U.S. Mint produces 5-ounce silver bullion coins sharing the same designs. Unlike quarters and uncirculated coins which the U.S. Mint offers directly to the public, their bullion coins are sold through their network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above their melt price.
The bullion coins showcase a brilliant finish unlike the vapor blast finish of the uncirculated coins. In addition, a ‘P’ mintmark is found on the uncirculated coins indicating their production at the Philadelphia Mint. The bullion coins have no mintmark, although they are also made at the Philadelphia Mint. The Mint reports sales of 45,000 for the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin.