Why purchase this perfect 5 oz. Silver Specimen Ellis Island coin?
Ellis Island was established as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965. Honoring its unique history, imagery of the Island is represented on the 39th release of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful coin series. The specimen issue of the coin is struck from 5 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, and carries the "P" mintmark from Philadelphia. Mintage of the 76.2 mm diameter coin is limited to 25,000 pieces.
Dramatic Detailed Imagery
Reverse imagery captures the moment of an immigrant family's arrival on Ellis Island, with the hospital building dominating the background. The design, created by Barbara Fox and Phebe Hemphill, is surrounded by the inscriptions "ELLIS ISLAND", "NEW JERSEY", "2017" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".
The obverse features the iconic 1932 bust of George Washington facing left, as designed by John Flanagan. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR" are inscribed with the smooth edge lettered ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE".
Specimen 70 with First Strike Flag Label
This 2017-P 5 oz. Silver Ellis Island coin is graded a flawless SP70 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and bears the PCGS First Strike Flag label, indicating that the coin was received by the grading service within the first thirty days of release. Designated SP for specimen, this coin exhibits a perfect strike, featuring a gorgeous satiny, matte finish popular with collectors.
This 5 oz. specimen finish ATB coin honoring Ellis Island belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington bust facing left|
|Reverse Design:||Ellis Island|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John Flanagan|