Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5-Ounce Silver Coin

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.

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5-Ounce Silver Coin
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5-Ounce Silver Coin

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.

By Clinton

Clinton is the owner and editor of US Coin News. He has been an avid coin collector, primarily of United States coinage, since 1986 after learning about it from his grandfather. Clinton's collection is now over 3,000 coins. Clinton lives in Colorado where he skis in the winter and hikes in the summer when he is not working on his coin collection.

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