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2017 5 oz ATB Frederick Douglass National Historical Site Silver Coin

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This Brilliant Uncirculated Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (District of Columbia) Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin is the second of 2017 and the 37th overall in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Bullion Coins Program. The reverse design of this silver bullion coin depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions are “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site was established in 1962 to preserve the home and legacy of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, author, and statesman. Douglass lived in this home from 1877 until his death in 1895. Douglass was born into slavery on a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. By fifteen, he was a literate, independent teenager who educated other slaves, and in 1838, he disguised himself as a sailor and boarded a train to New York City, where he declared himself a free man.

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 capsule included
  • Quantities of 10 include free mint tube PLUS capsules

 

Douglass turned his efforts to helping those still enslaved. An impressive orator, he traveled across the North speaking against slavery. He wrote his first autobiography in which he revealed his original name, his owner’s names, and his birthplace. In danger of being returned to slavery as a result of this revelation, he fled to the British Isles where he continued to speak against slavery and ultimately, British supporters purchased his freedom. Douglass returned to the United States, and during the Civil War, recruited African Americans to fight in the Union Army. He continued to write and speak against slavery. He met with Abraham Lincoln to advocate for African American troops and encouraged Lincoln to see the war as a chance to transform the country.

Following the Civil War, Douglass moved to his home in Washington, DC. He served as the U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, the District’s Recorder of Deeds, and the U.S. Minister to Haiti and Charge d’ Affairs to the Dominican Republic. He continued to work to expand civil rights in the country until his death.

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 Capsule.

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

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Specifications

Year 2017
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Metals Purity .99
Denomination $0.25
Diameter 76.2 mm
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer US Mint
Thickness 4.064 mm
Inner Pack 10
Outer Pack 100
Condition Uncirculated
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) John Flanagan
Edge Style Lettered
Product Series America The Beautiful
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 20,000
Capsule Size 76.6 mm (Z5)
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 3.271x3.271x.282
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