Sales of the 2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin will begin at the United States Mint today, August 13, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET. This will be the thirteenth release within the numismatic series, and make for eight releases currently available for sale at the Mint.
The reverse design features a view of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Acadia’s rough coastline. This was designed by Barbara Fox and incorporates representative elements of the park including the coastline, light house, pine trees, and ocean. The obverse features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. The inscriptions match those of the circulating quarter dollars released previously. An incuse edge inscription indicates “.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE”.
This numismatic version has a special “uncirculated finish” created through a vapor blasting technique and carries the “P” mint mark on the obverse. These serve to differentiate the coin from the bullion version, which carries a brilliant finish and lacks a mint mark.
The 2012-P Acadia Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin has a maximum mintage of 25,000 coins. The initial price will be $204.95.
The most recent sales figures for the currently available ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are shown below, along with the indicated maximum mintage levels.
|2012-P El Yunque||12,146||25,000|
|2012-P Chaco Culture||7,931||25,000|
The bullion version of the Acadia Five Ounce Silver Coin was first available to order by authorized purchasers on July 30, 2012. (See release dates for the other ATB bullion coins.) Orders had reached 9,900 after the opening day of availability, representing a faster than typical start. Sales of the Acadia coin have now risen to 11,000, which actually surpasses the sales level of 7,800 for the previously released design featuring Chaco Culture National Historical Park.