2016-P Fort Moultrie 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors

December 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Earlier today, Dec. 8, the United States Mint released a 3-inch, 5-ounce silver coin commemorating Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) of South Carolina.

2016-P Fort Moultrie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

[Shown: 2016-P Fort Moultrie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Obverse and Reverse]

It is the 5th issued this year and the 35th overall from the U.S. Mint’s program of collector coins that feature designs celebrating national parks, memorials and other sites throughout the United States and its territories.

Named in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie, Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island was still incomplete when nine British warships attacked it on June 28, 1776. It withstood the 9-hour battle, saving Charleston from British occupation. The fort was established as a national site in 1948.

Fort Moultrie Coin Design

Designed by Richard Scott with engraving by Joseph Menna, the reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Inscriptions read: FORT MOULTRIE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 2016 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

America the Beautiful coinage, which includes the U.S. Mint’s five ounce silver coins and regular quarters for circulation like the newest Fort Moultrie quarter, share John Flanagan’s obverse portrait of George Washington. Inscriptions around the effigy are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Quarters have reeded edges. Edges of 5-ounce silver coins are smooth and with lettering of .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Silver Coin Specifications

Face Value Quarter – $0.25
Composition .999 Silver
Weight (troy oz) 5
Diameter 3 inches (76.2 mm)
Thickness 0.165 inch (4.19 mm)
Finish Uncirculated
Edge Lettered
Mint Mark P – Philadelphia
Obverse Design John Flanagan
Reverse Design Richard Scott / Joseph Menna


Where to Order

Available for $149.95, the 2016-P Fort Moultrie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is sold on this U.S. Mint product page.

The maximum potential mintage for the uncirculated coin has been set as 30,000.

Bullion Version

A similar 5-ounce bullion silver coin has been available since mid-November. It shares the same designs as the collector edition but lacks a mintmark and unique finish. Also, the U.S. Mint does not sell it directly to the public. Instead, it is sold through a network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above their associated melt values.

The maximum mintage for both versions is a combined 150,000 coins. The U.S. Mint at this writing has sold 27,800 of the bullion pieces.

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