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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 71 lnrWi"mrrf '-- , 1 mi i immi . . i . p Announcing the... K I WORLD'S FIM8T I 1 $5(0) SILVER PROOF I pi fim P ' I win I I m . j MGQ! fe " r 1 , . ...ft BP It sv ii v --5- frVy M CviirikT it 111 If J mW I ' Sf 11 It on mum? nt.Tgm 77ie Washington Mint Announces the HISTORIC FIRST STRIKING of an Extraordinary Silver Proof -the New United States $50 Bill Struck in Pure Silver Bullion. Advance Strike Price $99. ill NOTE TO COLLECTORS: IF YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE QUARTER-POUND SILVER PROOF WITHIN THE NEXT 15 DAYS, IT WILL BE PROCESSED IMMEDIATELY, AND THE EARLIEST ORDERS WILL RECEIVE THE LOWEST REGISTRATION NUMBERS. ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS Substantial additional discounts are available for serious collectors who wish to acquire more than one of these exquisite proofs. You can order: THREE Quarter-Pound Silver Proofs for $289. FIVE Quarter-Pound Silver Proofs for $469. TEN Quarter-Pound Silver Proofs for $889. TWENTY Quarter-Pound Silver Proofs for $1,698. To assure fair distribution, there is a limit of twenty Quarter-Pound Silver Proofs per order, and all orders are subject to acceptance by The Washington Mint, LLC. Total charges for shipping, handling and insurance are limited to $9.50 per order. ONLY 50,000 AVAILABLE The Washington Mint will strike only 50,000 $50 Silver Proofs for 1997, so oversubscription is a virtual certainty. BEGINNING TODAY, TELEPHONE ORDERS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STRICT FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS ACCORDING TO THE TIME AND DATE OF THE ORDER. CUSTOMERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SECURE THEIR RESERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING TOLL-FREE: The Washington Mint announces the limited advance minting of a milestone in silver proofs - the new $50 Silver Proof. This extraordinary piece of pure silver bullion has a surface area that exceeds 30 square inches, and contains more than FOUR OUNCES OF PURE SILVER BULLION. And now, during a limited advance strike period, the VERY FIRST $50 Silver Proofs for 1997 are available at a special discount price only $99! FIRST NEW DESIGN SINCE 1928 The 1997 Quarter-Pound Silver Proof is an exquisite adaptation of the United States Treasury's new $50 Federal Reserve Note. This is the first new $50 bill since 1928. Because of its phenomenal new design and futuristic technology, it has been hailed as the "Nifty Fifty." Best of all, this stunning Silver Proof is even more beautiful than the original, because it's actually struck in precious silver bullion! UNPRECEDENTED SILVER WEIGHT The Quarter-Pound Silver Proof combines unprecedented weight with extraordinary dimension and is a landmark in proof minting. The specifications for this colossal medallic proof are unparalleled. Each one: Is Individually Struck From Pure .999 Silver Bullion Weighs OVER One Quarter-Pound (4 Iroy Ounces) Has a Surface Area That Exceeds 30 Square Inches Contains 124.41 Grams (1,920 Grains) of Pure Silver Is Individually Registered and Numbered Comes Fully Encapsulated to Protect it's Mirror-Finish Is Housed in a Deluxe Velvet Presentation Case Comes With a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity ADVANCE STRIKE DISCOUNT The price for the 1997 Quarter-Pound Silver Proof will be set at $125 per proof. HOWEVER, IF YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW, YOU CAN ACQUIRE THIS GIANT SILVER PROOF AT THE SPECIAL ADVANCE STRIKE DISCOUNT PRICE-ONLY $99. 1)8 The WaOiinen Mint. LLC ass m m 41 mm m m ml 6-BOTTb. 4836 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) A major credit card is necessary to secure your reservation, and The Washington Mint fully guarantees satisfaction with a money-back policy for a full 60 days. The Washington Mint, LLC Since 1981, The Washington Mint has procured rare coins, secured bullion and struck medallions for the American numismatic public as an independent private mint, not affiliated with the United States Government This independence provides the cornerstone for our commitment to excellence in both product and service, and most importantly, it guarantees to our customers essential rights and complete satisfaction.