The silver bullion coins available for purchase in the America the Beautiful Series from the United States Mint include an investment-grade option and a collectible coin. The investment-grade bullion coins are issued by the West Point Mint, while the collectible burnished silver coins are produced by the Philadelphia Mint. The 2016-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside of its original US Mint box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 35th coin design from the ATB Series and fifth coin in 2016!
- Mintage of burnished silver coins is limited!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse depicts George Washington.
- The reverse includes an image of William Jasper raising the flag over the fort.
- Represents South Carolina in the ATB Series.
- Bears a “P” mint mark.
Fort Moultrie is part of the Fort Sumter National Monument site, but has its own story in the nation of the history. General William Moultrie took charge of the fort with fellow patriots of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment at the outset of the Revolutionary War. He and his men would perform heroically in the defense of the then-unfinished fort, resulting in it eventually bearing his name.
Another historical figure is remembered from the June 1776 battle that took place there though. As depicted in the design of these coins, William Jasper is shown raising the regimental flag with a palmetto tree and sun on it during the British bombardment. The palmetto tree construction of the fort enabled it to withstand the bombardment of superior Royal Navy forces, sending some of the cannonballs bouncing back off its flexible, yet sturdy, walls.
On the reverse of the 2016-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coin is the image of the moment when William Jasper runs the flag back out under heavy fire to raise it above the fort and show the British the Americans were still standing, still fighting inside.
The obverse of 2016 Burnished Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coins includes the left-profile portrait of George Washington. This effigy of the nation’s first president has appeared on the circulation quarter since 1932.
These 2016-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coins are available with original US Mint boxes and come with a Certificate of Authenticity as well from the United States Mint.
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