The 5-ounce Silver coin for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness America the Beautiful Quarter will go on sale next week. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The 99.9% silver coin will be priced at $154.95.
The hefty five-ounce round bares the same Obverse and Reverse of the latest ATB quarter, commemorating the Idaho wilderness. However, unlike the reed edge of the Quarter, this silver coin has a smooth edge with its metal quantity imprinted on it.
The River of No Return Wilderness is located in Idaho and made up of mountains, canyons and whitewater rivers. In the wilderness is where you will find the Salmon River and Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The area is often referred to as Frank Church in honor of the U.S. Senator who lead the effort for preserving the wilderness. The area is the largest single connected wilderness in the lower-48 of the United States.
As with previous five-ounce offerings, this one will come in a black presentation box and will come with the Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity.
As you would expect – and as has been the case for previous five-ounce coins – production of this coin is limited. Only 20,000 will be minted and given there is no household limit, they will likely go reasonably fast. Readers are encouraged to use the Mint’s “Remind Me” feature to get an email or text message when sales start next Thursday.