The 2013 Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coins will be released by the US Mint as the last of five 2013 strikes of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Program. Silver uncirculated coins in this series are each struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches and feature a reverse design emblematic of selected site of national interest, in this case Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota.
These coins are produced by the US Mint as the collector versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program, which themselves are produced to contain the same designs as found on the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. All three series of strikes will showcase a portrait of George Washington on the obverse with a reverse design emblematic of one of fifty-six locations chosen from around the United States and its territories.
However, as the Mount Rushmore Quarter is struck mainly for circulation, its purpose is quite different from either the bullion coin or this uncirculated coin. The bullion coin is minted for investors and these silver uncirculated coins are struck for collectors.
2013 Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coin Values
The Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coin will have a face value of twenty-five cents associated with it taken from the circulating quarter dollar it is based on. However, there are two other values linked to these coins, each of which should be significantly higher than its face value.
The first of these values would be the coin’s melt value and is important since each of these silver uncirculated coins are struck from five ounces of the precious metal. As such, each should always be worth approximately the same amount as that much silver on the open market.
Second, these coins should be of interest to collectors and will then likely have a numismatic value associated with them. This numismatic value is the amount which a collector would be willing to pay to obtain the coin and generally increases if the coin is in good or better condition.
Up-to-date sales information for the coins, when available, may be found on the Coin Values Page which will also show current melt values based on recent market prices.
Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coin Information
The Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coins will contain an obverse portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The image was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been in use on the quarters ever since.
Shown on the reverse of the strike will be a design emblematic of Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota. Design candidates for the coin should be made public by the US Mint sometime in early 2012 for review by the appropriate parties before a final design selection is announced later that year.
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (P)|
|Obverse Design:||Portrait of George Washington|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|