Perry's Victory in Ohio is the second release in 2013 of the U.S. Mint's popular America the Beautiful Silver coin series. This coin has been graded SP-70 by PCGS with First Strike and Mercanti signature attribued on the label.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- PCGS certification guarantees the SP-70 condition of the coin.
- The First Strike designation ensures that the coin was received by PCGS within the first 30 days of release from the mint.
- Label has a John M. Mercanti signature attributed.
- Obverse: Portrait of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan, with the inscriptions of "United States of America", "Liberty", "In God We Trust" and "Quarter Dollar".
- Reverse: Depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Perry with the Peace Memorial in the background, surrounded by "Perry's Victory", "Ohio", "E Pluribus Unum" and the date.
- Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Park was established in 1936 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The memorial features a 352 foot Doric column, one of the tallest monuments in the United States. Nearly 200,000 people visit this park every year. The memorial is named after Oliver Hazard Perry. On June 18, 1812, when war was declared on Britain, Perry was assigned a position that he deemed insignificant. Though he was promoted that October, he felt disheartened and continued to plead with the naval hierarchy for reassignment. Resorting to his last measure, he petitioned his old friend Isaac Chauncey, commander of naval operations in the Great Lakes. Though this was not as prestigious as serving in the high seas, Perry accepted a position and went on to construct the fleet that would prove victorious in the Battle of Lake Erie.
Perry’s flagship, the U.S.S. Lawrence, was so severely damaged that the British commander sent a small boat to request that the American vessel surrender. Perry, faithful to his ship and his country, jumped aboard a small boat with his remaining crew and dodged gunfire for a half mile en route to the USS Niagara. Once on board, he steered the ship back toward the battle, and the U.S. ships pounded British ships until they surrendered. Perry received their surrender on the reclaimed USS Lawrence. At the age of 27, Perry earned the title “Hero of Lake Erie.” He received a congressional Gold Medal as well as thanks from Congress. His leadership set up what would become nine successful outcomes and a turning point in the battle for the west and the war itself.
America The Beautiful 5 oz Coin Series (2010 – 2021)
In 2010, the United States Mint launched the America The Beautiful Quarter series, the mint’s first ever 5 ounce coin, and their largest silver bullion coin to-date. The new quarter series includes a total of 56 quarter-dollar coins, each with a design of a National Park or National Site from one of the 50 states, 5 U.S. Territories and Washington D.C. The obverse design of the 5 oz America The Beautiful coin duplicates exactly the design of the America the Beautiful clad quarters used in circulation, except much bigger. The mint makes two versions of the 5 oz Silver National Park coin: a Bullion version with a shiny proof-like finish made for investors, and an Uncirculated version with a matte-like finish made for collectors. This version includes a U.S. Mint Box and certificate of authenticity, and features “P” mintmark, whereas the Bullion version does not have a mintmark. The Bullion version has higher mintages and is available through authorized bullion dealers like APMEX, while the Uncirculated version is available through the U.S. Mint directly as well as APMEX, with much smaller mintages.
All America The Beautiful 5 oz silver coins in the series have the same obverse of George Washington in a restored version of the portrait created by John Flanagan for the 1932 Washington Quarter. The reverse on each America The Beautiful Quarter includes an individual design for each National Park. Unlike the reeded edge of the normal quarter coins in circulation, the America The Beautiful Silver bullion coins have a smooth edge inscribed with the coin specifications: ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE".
The program is authorized by Congress under Title II of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008.