Fort Moultrie can be viewed as a southern version of Lexington and Concord during America’s battle for independence. While shots fired in Lexington and Concord signaled the beginning of the Revolutionary War and earned status as “shots heard round the world,” Fort Moultrie was the sight of one of the first major British offensives of the war. The 2016 5 oz ATB Silver Fort Moultrie Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Fifth release of 2016 and 35th of the ATB Series.
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Proof-like finish.
- Reverse features the image of Fort Moultrie’s defenders.
- Obverse includes the portrait of President George Washington.
- Honors Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument.
- Commemorates South Carolina.
Fort Moultrie is part of the Fort Sumter complex of naval defenses along the American Eastern Seaboard, built in the mid-1700s ahead of the nation’s Revolutionary War to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The fort’s performance during a June 1776 attack by the British Navy gave the state its nickname and pride.
On the reverse of the 2016 5 oz ATB Silver Fort Moultrie Coin is the image of a Revolutionary-era soldier running to raise the South Carolina militia flag during the onslaught of the British Navy in June 1776.
The obverse of all ATB Silver Coins includes the left-profile portrait of President George Washington, the first elected leader of the United States of America. His image appears on all circulation quarters, and was created in 1932 by John Flanagan based upon a 1786 bust of Washington.
Each 2016 5 oz ATB Silver Fort Moultrie Coin in this listing is a near-perfect silver coin according to the NGC. Coins in Mint State 69 condition exhibit full, original mint luster. However, you might also notice a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface areas of the coin, but these are limited in scope to miniscule contact marks or hairlines outside the primary focal areas.
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Proof-like coins are bullion products that have a special finish to them following production. In this case, there are hints of a proof-like mirrored finish on the background fields of the coin, adding something extra special to this bullion piece.