The United States Mint has recently provided information on the availability of the 2014 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coins. The first bullion coin is scheduled to go on sale next week, and release dates have been provided for the five numismatic releases.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins will go on sale to authorized purchasers on Monday, March 17, 2014. As with other bullion products, the authorized purchasers will be able to purchase the coins in bulk quantities based on the market price of silver plus a mark up. In turn, the authorized purchasers will distribute the coins more broadly to other bullion dealers, coin dealers, and the public.
The US Mint has indicated that they anticipate having sufficient inventories to meet demand. Information was not provided on any specific production quantity.
Subsequent bullion coins will feature Shenandoah National Park, Arches National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and Everglades National Park. These will be released in order, although the release dates have not yet been specified. The designs for these coins can be seen in this post.
On the numismatic front, the US Mint has scheduled the release dates for the 2014 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins. These coins feature an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique and carry the “P” mint mark. The coins are individually packaged and sold as numismatic products directly to the public.
The release dates for the various designs have been provided as follows:
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park||April 7, 2014|
|Shenandoah National Park||May 15, 2014|
|Arches National Park||June 12, 2014|
|Great Sand Dunes National Park||August 2014|
|Everglades National Park||November 2014|
Pricing for the coins is currently indicated as $154.95. The coins are also available at the discounted price of $139.45 for orders fulfilled through the US Mint’s subscription program. These prices may be subject to change based on the market price of silver.
During the course of the numismatic series, prices have varied widely following movements in the price of silver. The first release of the series from back on April 28, 2011 was priced at $279.95 when the market price of silver was more than $46 per ounce. Subsequent price points have included $229.95, $204.95, $179.95, and $154.95. The discounted price of $139.45 will be the lowest available to date.
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