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Why purchase this Specimen 2019-P 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful Missions?
Now in its tenth year, the America the Beautiful Series continues with this coin, which honors the San Antonio Missions. The missions laid the foundation for what is today the city of San Antonio. This collectible version of the coin is easily distinguished from its bullion counterpart thanks to its specimen finish and the presence of the Philadelphia Mint's "P" mint mark. Like the bullion issue, this piece was struck from 5 oz of .999 fine silver.
Nostalgic San Antonio Missions Design by Chris Costello
Like all other issues in this series - and American quarters since 1932 - the obverse bears John Flanagan's left-side portrait of America's first President, George Washington. He is joined by four inscriptions, including "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "QUARTER DOLLAR." The other two read, "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Joseph Menna sculpted Chris Costello's reverse design. Referencing the Colonial Spanish Real, the image is divided into quadrants. Each one features a symbol of the missions, with wheat representing farming, the San Antonio River representing irrigation, a lion referencing the missions' Spanish heritage, and arches and a bell, symbols of community. Four inscriptions along the rim include "SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS" and "TEXAS."
Impeccable SP70 FS Flag Label
This coin earned Professional Coin Grading Service's (PCGS's) highest grade, Specimen 70, which indicates that it is in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification. It was also certified First Strikes, a designation given to coins that were submitted to PCGS no more than 30 days after their initial releases from the mint. This information will come relayed on PCGS's Flag label.
Add this 5 oz. Silver Specimen 2019-P America the Beautiful Missions to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|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.