2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

The 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin will mark the second strike of 2017 to be part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program.

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Each Douglass Coin honors the national site in Washington, D.C. preserving the house of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent and well-known African Americans from the 1800′s. The house, known as Cedar Hill, was bought by Douglass in 1877 and he resided there until his death in 1895.

The US Mint will strike each America the Beautiful Silver Bullion coin to a diameter of three inches from five ounces of .999 fine silver. This makes the strikes the largest bullion products of the US Mint.

2017 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

The US Mint has a total of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins scheduled for release in 2017:

  • 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Iowa
  • 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Washington D.C.
  • 2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Missouri
  • 2017 Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing New Jersey
  • 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Indiana

The program debuted in 2010 and features five releases annually making the above strikes the thirty-sixth through fortieth of the program.

Issue Information

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins will be in its eighth year with the release of the 2017 strikes.

Release Date

The Douglass coin should be released by the Mint by mid-2017.

Issue Price

The US Mint’s network of authorized purchasers (who are responsible for selling the bullion coins to the public), will charge a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver contained within each strike.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Only the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia received the special equipment required for striking the massive America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. However, a mintmark is not typically present on bullion coins of the Mint.

Designer & Sculptor

The obverse (heads side) of each America the Beautiful Coin will show a portrait of George Washington. It was designed by John Flanagan and first featured on the circulating quarter dollar in 1932.

An image of a portion of the Frederick Douglass Site will be featured on the reverse (tails side) of the coin.

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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