Why order this America the Beautiful 2019-P 5 oz. Silver Specimen Missions?
Start or grow your America the Beautiful collection with this forty-ninth issue in the series. The coin honors the rich history of the San Antonio Missions, from which the current city of the same name has grown. This coin bears the "P" mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint, which, like its specimen finish, distinguishes it from the bullion version. Both this collectible coin and the business strike were struck from 5 oz of .999 fine silver.
Poignant San Antonio Missions Design by Chris Costello
President George Washington's left-side portrait features on the obverse. The work of John Flanagan, the image has remained on America's quarters since its debut in 1932. "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are inscribed to either side of the effigy, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "QUARTER DOLLAR" are included above and below it.
Chris Costello's reverse design was sculpted by Joseph Menna. In a reference to the Colonial Spanish Real, it is divided into four quadrants. Each quadrant features symbols of various aspects of the missions and their history. Arches and a bell represent community, a lion symbolizes the missions' Spanish cultural heritage, the San Antonio River refers o irrigation and natural resources, and wheat harks to farming. A rim frame bears four inscriptions, including "SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS" and "TEXAS."
Flawless SP70 FR
This coin earned a Specimen 70 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Specimen coins have some characteristics of proofs and some characteristics of bullion coins, while 70 means that a coin appears perfect under 5x magnification. NGC also certified the coin First Releases, a designation given to coins that were submitted for grading within a month of their initial mint release.
Add this 5 oz. Silver 2019-P America the Beautiful Specimen Missions to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States Legal Tender|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington bust facing left|
|Reverse Design:||Spanish Colonial Real|
After Jon Mercanti retired as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint in 2010, the position remained unfilled until February 4th, 2019, when U.S Mint Director, David Ryder, announced that Sculptor-Engraver Joe Menna, was named the thirteenth Chief Engraver of the Mint.