On 15 May 2014 at noon Eastern Daylight Time, The United States Mint will start to accept orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Shenandoah National Park. These 3 inch coin onlu have a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces, priced at $154.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the price is subject to change.
The coin reverse design by Phebe Hemphill show a day hiker taking in the view from Little Stony Man summit. Inscriptions around the scene read: SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the "P" mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Each coin is enclosed in a protective plastic capsule and placed in an attractive presentation case. A certificate of authenticity is included.
The Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935 and lies along the Blue Ridge Mountains in North-Central Virginia. The79,579 acres National Park known for its “Skyline Drive,” which is a 105 mile road that runs through the entire park along the ridge. The Shenandoah National Park also known for its geology, some rocks have been dated back as far as 1 billion years old. Shenandoah is home to an number of waterfalls and is also home to one of the most dog friendly parks in the United States.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.