Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island, Coin from United States - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island, Coin from United States
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island

This coin is part of the America the Beautiful silver bullion coins (abbreviated ATB) - a series of 56 silver bullion coins with a face value of a quarter dollar. The coins in the series contain 5oz (five troy ounces) of silver, making them the largest silver bullion coins issued to date by the United States Mint. The design of the coins duplicates exactly - though much enlarged - each of the America the Beautiful quarters. They were issued from 2010 to 2021.

All coins in the series feature a common obverse depicting George Washington in a restored version of the portrait created by John Flanagan for the 1932 Washington quarter, while the reverses feature five individual designs for each year of the program (one in 2021), each depicting a national park or national site - one from each state, federal district, and territory.

The Ellis Island quarter design is the fourth to be released in 2017 and the 39th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program; it was released on 28 August 2017 and represents the state of New Jersey.

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 the country.

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 un-restored 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.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint No mint mark 40,000
Philadelphia Mint (P) Letter P 17,670
Obverse
United States / Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation.

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

Ordinary "bullion" coins have no mint mark; those of the "uncirculated" variety have the Philadelphia Mint's P mint mark behind George Washington's neck.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island - reverse photo

The coin design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty, the boy carrying a US flag. The hospital building can be seen in the background.

Around above, the inscription ELLIS ISLAND. Around below left, the name of the state: NEW JERSEY.

Below left, the initials of the designer BF (for Barbara Fox); below right, the initials of the sculptor, PH (for Phebe Hemphill).

The date of issue 2017 is below, followed by the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription ELLIS ISLAND NEW JERSEY 2017 E PLURIBUS UNUM
EdgePlain, incuse inscribedEdge Inscription.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE
Notes

Mintage comprised of 40,000 bullion and 17,670 uncirculated coins.
Authorising Legislation: Public Law 110-456.
U.S. Mint Item Number: 17AM.

See also

A much smaller copper-nickel coin with the same design was issued into circulation as a circulating commemorative quarter dollar.

Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island: Known varieties
Variety Uncirculated
Images United States / Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island / Uncirculated - obverse photo United States / Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island / Uncirculated - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 17,670 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin in individual capsule and presentation box, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The coins were vapour blasted (burnished) after minting, giving them a matte finish. There is a mint mark on the obverse, distinguishing them from the bullion coins which do not have a mint mark.

Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island: References to Information Used
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Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz) America the Beautiful
Issued2017
PortraitGeorge Washington
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Total Mintage57,670
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBarbara Fox, Phebe Hemphill
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size76.2000 mm
Thickness3.2500 mm
Mass155.5170 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MLXY-ENZB
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Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island: Photos
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Ellis Island Quarter Silver 5oz Bullion Coin
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Ellis Island Quarter Silver 5oz Uncirculated Coin
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Silver Five Ounces 2017 Ellis Island: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 665