2018 Cumberland Island National Shoreline 5 Oz Silver America The Beautiful - Gem Specimen Uncirculated Condition - 25,000 Mintage Limit
These America The Beautiful Five Ounce Cumberland Island Coins have a special Vapor Blasted Finish and a "P" mint mark that make them easy to distinguish from the normal bullion issues.
These coins come in their original mint capsule, protective outer box, and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Cumberland Island 5 ounce coin is the fourth America The Beautiful bullion coin released for 2018. These large 5 ounce coins are the official U.S. Mint issues and have a diameter of 3 inches! The obverse depicts George Washington with the inscriptions of “United States of America,” “Liberty,” and “In God we Trust.”
The 2018 5 ounce Cumberland Island America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin features a small white heron on the reverse known as the Snowy Egret. Its wings are spread and it looks ready to take flight over the salt marsh seen in the background.
Cumberland Island is part of the State of Georgia and is 17.5 miles long consisting of over 36,000 acres. Home to many plants and animals, its landscape is made of beaches, maritime forests, marshes, mudflats, and tidal creeks. It became a national seashore park in 1972. In its past, the island was home to many members of the Carnegie Family who built a large estate as well as smaller estates throughout the island. Prior to that it was home to native islanders, Spanish settlers, and Cotton Plantation farmers and slaves and has an interesting history. Several private homes still remain as well as some that are part of the National Park Service and are open to the public for tours, including Plum Orchard and the remains of Dungeness. There is also the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum and the Ice house Museum, as well as walking trails, for tourists to enjoy. The island is accessible by ferry.