The 2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Silver Uncirculated Coins mark the second 2013 release of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Program. These silver uncirculated coins are each struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches honoring sites of national interest with this specific coin featuring a reverse emblematic of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial found in the state of Ohio.
The United States Mint released the coins for sale to the public on June 6, 2013. A maximum mintage of 25,000 was announced for the strike.
This series of coins was created as the collector versions of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program, which are also struck from five ounces of the precious metal. However, whereas the bullion coins are struck for investors, these silver uncirculated coins are minted for collectors. As such, their design is typically more detailed than that of the bullion strikes and they also contain a mintmark not present on the bullion coins.
The design found on both series is actually taken from a third US Mint coin program – the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. As such, this specific coin is based on the Perry’s Victory Quarter that was also released by the US Mint in 2013.
2013 Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coin Values
The Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coins have three values associated with them – a face value, a melt value and a numismatic value. The silver uncirculated coins face value is only be twenty-five cents as they are based on the circulating quarter dollar and feature the same face value as those coins.
Improving upon that significantly is the coin’s intrinsic melt value which is based on the fact that these coins are struck from five ounces of silver. As such, each has a melt value approximately equal to that amount of the precious metal on the open market.
Finally, and likely the highest value associated with the strike, will be the coin’s numismatic value. This is the amount that a collector would be willing to pay to obtain the strike. A coin’s numismatic value will increase based on the coin’s perceived rarity as well as its condition.
The Coin Values Page shows recent sales figures for the strike as well as a current melt value of each based on current market prices.
Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coin Information
The obverse of the Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coin contain a portrait of George Washington as designed by John Flanagan. In fact, all of the America the Beautiful related coins contain this same obverse.
Shown on the reverse of the coin is a design emblematic of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial found in the state of Ohio. This is the same basic design as found on the associated quarter dollars which was described by the United States Mint with:
"The reverse design depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial located in the distance. The memorial is one of the tallest of its kind in the U.S. Inscriptions are PERRY’S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart."
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (P)|
|Obverse Design:||Portrait of George Washington|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|
|Reverse Design:||Statue of Oliver Hazard Perry|
|Reverse Designer:||Don Everhart|