2013 White Mountain Silver Coin

The 2013 White Mountain Silver Coins are the first of five 2013-dated releases of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program and America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin™ Program. Coins from both series are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of three inches.

2013 White Mountain Silver Coin Line-Art

2013 White Mountain Silver Coin Line-Art

Showcased on the reverse of the White Mountain Silver Coins is a design emblematic of White Mountain National Forest. The forest is located mainly in the state of New Hampshire and represents the state for the America the Beautiful related programs.

Both five ounces series are struck by the US Mint as larger versions of a third US Mint series known as the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. As such, the designs found on the five ounce coins are similar to those of the associated quarters.

Congress authorized both the quarters and the bullion coins with the passage of the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456). The five ounce uncirculated coins were created under the authority granted the Secretary of the Treasury to create, mint and release items of numismatic interest.

Coins from the uncirculated series can be differentiated from their bullion counterparts by looking for a mintmark. A 'P' mintmark is included on the uncirculated coins indicating they were struck at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia. The bullion coins are also struck in Philadelphia but contain no mintmark which is standard practice for bullion products from the US Mint.

The bullion coins are sold through the Mint's network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the market value of the five ounce of silver contained within them. The uncirculated coins are initially sold directly to the public by the US Mint and typically bear a much larger premium over and above any melt value.

White Mountain Silver Coin Design

As previously mentioned, the White Mountain Silver Coins contain the same basic designs as found on the associated America the Beautiful Quarters. As such, the obverse contains the same portrait of George Washington (by John Flanagan) which has been featured on quarter dollars, with minor variations, since 1932. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Shown on the reverse of the coin is the design emblematic of White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. It features Mt. Chocorua framed by birch trees. The mountain is the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range and serves as an iconic symbol of the forest. Reverse inscriptions include WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  The reverse was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

White Mountain Silver Coin Specifications

Minting Facility: Philadelphia (mintmark present on uncirculated coin)
Composition: 99.9% silver
Weight: five ounces
Diameter: three inches
Date of Issue: 2013
Mintages: TBD
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill

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