Late Wednesday, the United States Mint sold out of the 2012-P Acadia Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. This joins the 2012-P Hawaii Volcanoes coin which had unexpectedly sold out in mid-January.
The Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins originally went on sale at the Mint on August 13, 2012. The coins were initially priced at $204.95 each (later raised to $229.95) and carried an indicated maximum mintage of 25,000. As we have seen with many other recent numismatic products, the actual number of coins produced was much lower. The latest available sales report shows 14,716 coins sold just ahead of the sell out.
The table below shows the last reported sales figures for all of the 2012-P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins:
|2012-P El Yunque National Forest||16,328|
|2012-P Chaco Culture National Historical Park||13,902|
|2012-P Acadia National Park||14,716*|
|2012-P Hawaii Volcanoes||14,863*|
|2012-P Denali National Park & Preserve||13,831|
As surmised after the last sell it, it may be the case that production for the Denali and possibly Chaco Culture designs were also around the 15,000 level. Production for the El Yunque design is obviously at a higher unknown level, which may have been dictated by stronger initial orders for this release.
Following the unexpected sell out of the Hawaii design, premiums for the coin spiked higher on the secondary market. Recent completed sales on eBay show the coins selling for prices in the range of $525 to $600 each, which is more than double the initial price of $204.95 charged for this issue.
Although the sell out for the Acadia design was not as unexpected, over the past few days, higher premiums have been paid for a few completed listings.
Looking ahead, the United States Mint still has not determined sales dates for the 2013-P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. Dates had been included on a preliminary product schedule provided in December, but those dates were later removed. The US Mint had explained that the preliminary schedule was subject to potential changes and revised dates would be provided as soon as possible. The White Mountain Five Ounce coin had originally been scheduled for release on February 12, 2013. Separately, higher pricing was published for the 2013-P ATB 5 Ounce Coins at $244.95 each.
2013 World Silver Bullion Coins
Yesterday on World Mint News Blog, I posted a lengthy review of one ounce 2013 silver bullion coins from around the world. The post explores the designs, finishes, quality, mintages, and premiums for each coin.
To prepare the post, I had purchased one example each coin. Having all of the issues side by side for examination was a very useful experience and hopefully readers can benefit from the exercise.