The United States Mint has recently provided the on-sale dates for the remaining 2013 America the Beautiful 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins. These bullion versions are distributed through a network of authorized purchasers and priced based on the value of the silver content plus a mark up. They feature a brilliant often deep mirror proof like finish and do not carry a mint mark.
The bullion coin for first design of this year featuring White Mountain National Forest went on sale to authorized purchasers on May 13, 2013. Initially, the coins were offered on an allocated basis, as demand was expected to exceed the available supply. Allocation was lifted earlier this week.
Orders will be accepted for the second bullion release featuring Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial starting on June 3, 2013.
The on-sale dates for the remaining three designs will be as follows:
- Great Basin National Park –June 24, 2013
- Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine – August 26, 2013
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial – November 04, 2013
So far, sales have been stronger for the 2013 America the Beautiful 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins as compared to last year’s releases. As of May 28, 2013, the White Mountain design has reached sales of 25,800 coins. This already exceeds the highest sales total reached for a 2012-dated release, which was 25,400 for the Acadia National Park design.
For the 2012-dated releases, the low sales were primarily the result of the low production levels chosen by the US Mint. Production was as low as 20,000 units each for the Hawaii Volcanoes and Denali National Park designs.
Initial mintage or anticipated production levels will not be provided for the 2013-dated releases. The US Mint has indicated that the 2013 ATB 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins will be minted to demand.