2013 White Mountain National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

The first of five strikes scheduled to be released in 2013 as part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program will be the 2013 White Mountain National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin.

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Each of these .999 fine silver bullion coins will feature a reverse design honoring the national forest which is located in New Hampshire (with a small portion in the neighboring state of Maine). White Mountain was established in 1918 after an initial 7,000 acres were purchased by the federal government a few years earlier for the sole purpose of establishing a national forest.

These coins will feature the same basic designs as found on the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, also from the US Mint. However, as each is struck from five ounces of silver to a diameter of three inches, their size and weight will be much larger. Also, to indicate the coin’s contents, and edge inscription on the bullion pieces will show its weight and fineness.

2013 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

The US Mint will release a total of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins in 2013:

  • 2013 White Mountain National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing New Hampshire
  • 2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Ohio
  • 2013 Great Basin National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Nevada
  • 2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Maryland
  • 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing South Dakota

These five coins are the sixteenth through the twentieth to be released by the US Mint as part of the program which debuted in 2010 and runs through 2021.

Issue Information

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins will be released by the US Mint on a schedule similar to the circulating quarter dollars.

Release Date

The US Mint has not yet announced a release date for the White Mountain National Forest Silver Bullion Coin.

Issue Price

The Mint will issue the White Mountain Silver Bullion Coin through its network of authorized purchasers. That network will then resell the strikes to the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the silver contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint has not indicated a specific facility for the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins, however, new equipment was purchased for their production and installed at the facility in Philadelphia. No mintmark is usually present on bullion coins.

Designer & Sculptor

George Washington (first President of the United States) is found on the obverse (heads side) of all of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins as well as the America the Beautiful Quarter Dollars. The design is based on the John Flanagan portrait of Washington that was first used on the quarter dollar in 1932.

A portion of White Mountain National Forest will be showcased on the reverse (tails side) of these coins. Specific design information, however, has not yet been released by the Mint.

Coin Specifications

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

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