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Why purchase this 2017-P Silver Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Specimen Quarter?
The America the Beautiful quarter issued in 2017 in tribute to the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington D.C. was the 37th release of the U.S. Mint's popular series. This example was minted especially for collectors, featuring a gorgeous satin-like specimen finish. The coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 5 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. According to the PCGS population report just 1 of these 2017-P Frederick Douglass 5 oz. Silver Specimen ATBs has been graded as a Specimen 69 that has also received a First Day of Issue Designation and our exclusive Mercanti signed label. This one and only Specimen 69 First Day of Issue Mercanti Signed 2017-P Frederick Douglas 5 oz. Silver ATB would hold a very special place in your collection!
Sensational Design by Thomas Hipschen and Phebe Hemphill
The reverse features Frederick Douglass seated at a desk, with his Washington D.C. home, Cedar Hill, in the background. Inscriptions include "FREDERICK DOUGLASS," "DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA," "2017" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM," with ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE" located on the coin's smooth edge.
John Flanagan's iconic profile image of George Washington created for the inaugural release of the Washington Quarter in 1932 appears on the obverse. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "QUARTER DOLLAR" and the "P" Mint mark.
First Day of Issue Specimen 69 with Hand Signed Label
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) received this 2017-P Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Silver Specimen Quarter for review within twenty-four hours of its release. Judged to be in virtually flawless Specimen 69 condition, the 5 oz. silver specimen coin is sealed in a PCGS holder with a First Day of Issue Beautiful Parks series certification label signed by former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
Make this nearly perfect 2017-P Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Silver Specimen Quarter your next purchase from MCM!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Label/Signature:||Beautiful Parks Series Mercanti Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.5162 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
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