- The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 18 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $178.25. Production of this coin is capped at 13,750 units. There is no household order limit.
The coin's reverse (tails) depicts a red mangrove tree in an early stage of its life cycle, as it evolves from a very small plant to an adult tree. The design brings awareness to the park's endangered mangrove forests and the unique and delicate nature of how the species reproduces in salt water. Inscriptions include "SALT RIVER BAY," "U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS," "2020," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The coin's obverse (heads) features a 1932 restored portrait of George Washington.
Each encapsulated coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.