Tomorrow, June 6, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013-P Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.
The reverse design by Don Everhart depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial visible in the distance across the water. The obverse contains the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. Incused edge lettering indicates the precious metal weight and fineness of “.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE”.
This numismatic version of the coin carries the “P” mint mark and is indicated as having an uncirculated finish. The finish appears similar to that used on US Mint bronze medals, which is created through a vapor blasting technique applied after striking.
Pricing for the 2013-P Perry’s Victory Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is $179.95 each. The stated maximum mintage is 25,000 pieces.
This is the second numismatic release of the series for this year. The previous release featuring White Mountain National Forest went on sale May 16 and has sold 13,917 units through the most recent numismatic sales report. This is already approaching the sales levels for the 2012-dated releases which ranged from a low of 14,863 to a high of 17,314.
Tomorrow, the 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle will also go on sale. A separate post on this coin will be published tomorrow morning.
2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Ending
Also tomorrow, the four-week ordering window for the 2013 West Point Silver Eagle will officially close. The ordering period began on May 9, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET and will conclude on June 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET.
The pace of sales during the final week of availability has seen an upswing, however it has not been as significant as the spike in final week sales seen for last year’s 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set.
The data for the daily updates to the sales odometer on the 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set product page are shown below. Today’s update puts sales at 243,226, up by 9,948 from the previous day.
Last year, the final sales figure shown for the San Francisco Set was 251,302 units. This was subsequently adjusted downwards to a final unaudited sales total of 224,981 units.