2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin

The 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin is the fourth of five 2011-dated five ounce silver collectible coins to be issued by the US Mint. Reverse designs on this strike are emblematic of and honor Vicksburg National Military Park found in the state of Mississippi.

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Authorizing Coin Law
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Congress did not directly authorize these strikes but the US Mint created the collector-grade series based on powers granted the Secretary of the Treasury. They are, however, based on two other congressionally authorized series including the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the similar America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™

In fact, this series is almost identical to the silver bullion coins, but are struck with an uncirculated finish meant for collectors whereas the bullion coins are struck for investors. All three series feature the same reverse imagery.

2011 America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins

The US Mint will release a total of five 2011 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins:

  • 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Glacier National Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Olympic National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin

Those strikes listed above mark the sixth through the tenth in the program which will include a total of fifty-six when completed in 2021.

Issue Information

Each strike in the America the Beautiful series honors a different site of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

Release Date

These coins will be issued by the US Mint in 2011.

Issue Price

An issue price has not been announced by the US Mint.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The coins are struck a the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia, as indicated by the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

A portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan is featured on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Coins including the quarter dollars and the bullion strikes. The image first appeared on the circulating quarter dollar in 1932 and has been in use on that strike since (with some slight modifications).

Shown on the reverse of the strike is a design containing the Civil War era gunboat USS Cairo as it would have appeared steaming on the Yazoo River during the war. The Cairo was salvaged and slightly restored and is now on display at Vicksburg. The design was completed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $0.25
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: .999 fine silver
Standard Weight: 5 oz
Standard Diameter: 3.0 inch
Edge: lettering

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