The burnished silver coins in the America the Beautiful Series have a handful of differences compared to the investment-grade bullion coin. The Burnished Silver ATB Coins have greater visual brilliance and lower mintage figures, making them the ideal choice for collectors who buy silver from the US Mint. The 2011-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Vicksburg Coin is currently available to you for online purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you with its original US Mint box and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Ninth coin in the ATB Series and the fourth release of the 2011 schedule!
- Mintage of burnished silver coins is limited!
- Consists of Five Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the United States.
- On the obverse is George Washington.
- The reverse features the image of the USS Cairo.
- Honors Mississippi in the ATB Series.
- Bears a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
The America the Beautiful Series of silver coins includes a standard bullion coin with a shiny finish to the surface. While those make up the bulk of the mintage for the series, there is also a limited-issue burnished version for each design in the 56-coin series. The burnished coins have a matte finish.
All Burnished Silver ATB Vicksburg Coins have the “P” mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint. The original blanks are vapor-blasted to achieve the finish and produced by the Philadelphia Mint, instead of the West Point Mint which handles the production of the bullion version of the coins.
On the obverse of 2011-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Vicksburg Coins is the image of President George Washington. The first president of the country, Washington’s bust has featured on the circulation quarter since 1932 and was an easy choice for the ATB Series as these coins are commemorative quarters with a face value of $.25 (USD), even though each one is five times the size of a typical quarter.
The reverse of 2011 Burnished Silver ATB Vicksburg Coins includes the image of the USS Cairo. The Cairo was the first ship in the US Navy’s City-glass of gunboats. Through 1862, it supported Union naval operations on the Mississippi River as the Union sought to cut the Confederacy in half by capturing and controlling the river. The USS Cairo sank on December 12, 1862, as it escorted other naval vessels down the river in preparation for the Vicksburg Campaign.
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