According to the US Mint’s website, the 2013-P White Mountain National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin has sold out. This product had only been available for sale for less than five months and the last reported sales remain below the stated maximum mintage.
The coins originally went on sale May 16, 2013 and represented the sixteenth release within the numismatic series. Initially, the price was set at $179.95 per coin representing the lowest initial pricing for a new release of the series. The price was later reduced to $154.95 after a decline in the market price of silver.
Opening sales for the coin were brisk with 10,605 units sold within less than a week, more than 30% above the opening sales for the previous release in the series. The stronger sales may have been driven by the lower pricing and some increased collector attention after the quick sell outs and higher secondary market prices for the prior year releases.
As of the most recent sales report published yesterday, sales for the White Mountain Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin have reached 20,691. This figure is below the stated 25,000 maximum mintage, suggesting that the US Mint did not produce the coins to the full extent of the maximum.
Last year, several of the 2012-P ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins also sold out relatively quickly at levels well below the maximum mintage. This began with the sell out of the Hawaii Volcanoes coin in mid-January after less than four months of availability. The last reported sales were 14,863 units out of the 25,000 maximum. The last reported sales for the other 2012 releases were El Yunque 17,314 units, Chaco Culture 17,146 units, Acadia 14,978 units, and Denali 15,225 units.
Since the US Mint has not struck the White Mountain coin to the full maximum mintage, it stands to reason that this year’s other releases may have total production below the maximum of 25,000 units.