The United States Mint will be opening sales for several new offerings of the 2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park coin, which are part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas) is the fourth release of 2019 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The reverse (tails) design depicts elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions: wheat symbolizes farming; the arches and bell symbolize community; a lion symbolizes Spanish cultural heritage, and a symbol of the San Antonio River symbolizes irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources. Inscriptions are “SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS,” “TEXAS,” “2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The San Antonio Missions made up one of the largest concentrations of Spanish missions in North America during the 1700s and helped create the foundation for the city of San Antonio. The missions were built as walled compounds containing the church, living quarters, workshops, storerooms, and fortified towers. The blending of cultures is reflected in the 18th-century Spanish architecture and indigenous designs.
The missions were built close together because of the natural resources found near the San Antonio River. Construction of aqueducts and irrigation canals (acequias) brought water to the missions, sustaining farming and ranching. The missions’ toolmaking, carpentry, looming, spinning, and masonry further contributed to the community’s ability to be self-sustaining.
The missions are surrounded by residential and commercial areas, demonstrating both their modern-day success and unbroken connection with the past.
The Mint will be offering an Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin, composed of 99.9 percent silver as well as bags and rolls of the quarters.
The five-ounce uncirculated coin is minted at the Philadelphia Mint and will sell for $154.95.A total of 20,000 will be made available with no household or product limits.
The bags and rolls of the quarters can be purchased in 100-coin bags ($34.95), from the Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco Mint.Two-roll sets ($32.95) include quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, while the three-roll set ($46.95) also includes San Francisco’s Mint.The 40-coin roll ($18.95) is from the San Francisco Mint.There is no mintage limit on these products.
Orders can be placed beginning on August 26 at 12 noon (Eastern) for the rolls and bags at www.usmint.gov or by calling 800-USA-MINT.Sales for the five-ounce coin open at 12 noon on August 29.