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2017 Ellis Island 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful .999 Fine Bullion Coin in Air-Tite Capsule

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This Brilliant Uncirculated Ellis Island (New Jersey) Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin is the fourth of 2017 and the 39th overall in the America the Beautiful Coins Program. The reverse design of this silver bullion coin depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are "ELLIS ISLAND," "NEW JERSEY," "2017," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument).

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the largest and most active immigration station in the United States, where approximately 12 million immigrants were processed. On average, the inspection process took approximately 3-7 hours. For the vast majority of immigrants, Ellis Island truly was an "Island of Hope" - the first stop on their way to new opportunities and experiences in the United States. For the rest, it became the "Island of Tears" - a place where families were separated and individuals were denied entry into this country.

Coin Highlights

  • Government issued 5 oz bullion coin
  • Limited edition release in America The Beautiful series
  • Stunning original artwork
  • Incused edge inscription
  • Precious Metals IRA Approved
  • Free Air-Tite capsule included
  • Quantities of 10 include free mint tube PLUS Air-Tite capsules

Ellis Island was added to the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 by Presidential Proclamation and is administered by the National Park Service. The main building re-opened in September 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, at that time the largest restoration project in U.S. history.

Most of the remaining unrestored buildings on Ellis Island were one of the first and largest public health hospitals in the United States. The facility was considered to be the most modern of its day. The 725-bed Ellis Island Hospital Complex, completed in 1909, consisted of a powerhouse, morgue, laboratory and housing for doctors and nurses. Covered corridors connected the main hospital building to infectious disease wards, kitchens, laundries and recreation facilities for patients and staff.

Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1998, Ellis Island, all of which is federal property, belongs within the territorial jurisdiction of both New York and New Jersey depending upon where you are. The iconic main building, housing the immigration museum, is within the boundary of New York State. Since the island was expanded over many years to its current 27.5 acres, this expanded area, which includes the hospital complex, is now within the territory of New Jersey.

The 5 oz silver America The Beautiful Coins (ATB's) all resemble a Washington quarter but are significantly larger (76.20 millimeter diameter) and contain 99.9% silver at a weight of 155.5 grams. Each coin depicts a United States National Park on the reverse and John Flanagan's 1932 portrait of George Washington on the obverse. Inscriptions on the obverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR. The edges of these 5 oz silver bullion coins are smooth and contain the incused inscription: .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE. The coin will be sent to you in a protective Air-Tite Capsule.

Quantities of 10 will ship in unopened mint tubes and Air-Tite Capsules will be included with your order.

Specifications
Item #:ATB_2017_ELLIS
Manufacturer:United States Mint
IRA Approved:Yes
Condition:Brilliant Uncirculated
Year:2017
Denomination:$0.25
Purity:0.999
Silver Content:5 troy oz
Diameter:76.2mm
Thickness:4.064mm
Tube Quantity:10
Box Quantity:100
Country:United States

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