Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coins

The 2020 Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coins will be the last of five strikes released in 2020 as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Program. Shown on the reverse of each silver uncirculated coin will be a design emblematic of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve of Kansas.

Each coin of the silver uncirculated coins series is struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver. The strikes feature a diameter of three inches and are considered the numismatic versions of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™. Like those silver bullion coins, the reverse of each contains a design emblematic of a different site of national interest.

The US Mint indicates a total of fifty-six will be minted in the series with this Tallgrass Prairie Coin representing the fifty-fifth. One more strike will be issued the following year of 2021 to complete the program. That is, unless Congress intervenes to continue the program or the Secretary of the Treasury opts to use the authority granted him in the original legislation for the associated bullion coins to continue the programs for another complete run.

2020 Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coin Values

The 2020 Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coins contain a reverse design similar to the associated Tallgrass Prairie Quarter struck as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The obverse also contains the same portrait of George Washington as seen on those quarters as well as features the same face values of those quarters – $.25. This face value is minor, however, compared to two other values associated with the strikes – the melt value and the numismatic value.

The melt value of each coin is based on the fact that each contains five ounces of .999 fine silver. This means if silver is currently trading for $30 an ounce, these coins would have a melt value of $150 – five ounces times $30 an ounce equals $150.

Likely improving upon that melt value will be the numismatic value. This is the price collectors are willing to pay to obtain the strike and is generally higher than the melt value, especially if the strike is in good condition.

The Mint Prices, Values & Sales Figures page shows recent sales information from the United States Mint once the coins have been released for sale. Also offered on that page will be melt values based on recent market activity.


Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coin Information

Struck to resemble the associated quarter dollar, as previously mentioned, these 2020 Tallgrass Prairie Silver Uncirculated Coins will each have portrait of George Washington on their obverse. This portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has appeared in one form or another on the quarter dollars ever since making it one of the most recognizable portraits found on American coinage.

The reverse will contain the design emblematic of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve of Kansas. Several design candidates should be released by the US Mint in early 2019 with the final design chosen by the Secretary of the Treasury later that year.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $.25
Composition: 999 Fine Silver
Mintage Cap: TBA
Diameter: 3 Inches
Weight 5 Ounces
Edge: Incused Lettering
Minting Facility: Philadelphia (P)
Obverse Design: Portrait of George Washington
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Design: tbd
Reverse Designer: tbd



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