2014 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin Availability

atbThe 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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  1. RSF says

    simon – the Baseball images are interesting. Can’t wait to have them in hand. The clad halves appear to be much less concave than the other products.
    I’m sure it’s a typo, but they show the silver dollars’ mintage limit at 50,000.
    If that were true, the opening minutes would be wild and truely test the new sales software!

  2. Hidalgo says

    The latest edition of Coin World reports that the CCAC will be meeting on April 8th to consider a change in design on the reverse side of the American Silver Eagle.

    Personally, I am in favor of it. I have not been a fan of the reverse design. It would be awesome if the reverse design of the original Walking Liberty half dollar were used. Or perhaps, any other design as beautiful…

  3. fmtransmitter says

    So we know these silver coins are already made for the LESPS. They are a way for the Mint to “move” out inventory and make some extra cash and move on the next product. IMO, if you are seeing a difference, it is because you are buying what others sent back ie big dealers for not grading out at 69 or 70. Dealers send in thousands upon thousands of sets for grading each year. They buy thousands of proof silver sets and how many do you see graded 68? NONE! Because they get sent back. If the TPG looks at a set and see’s ONE 68, that set will be sent back to dealer, who will return it to the mint, valla, 2013 LESPS.

  4. ABC says

    @fmtransmitter,
    I looked at the auction. I can’t say whether the coin is real or not. But, if it is legitimate, NGC really fell off the wagon with this one. I know NGC has looser standards than PCGS, but why give a coin a grade of 70 if there’s a huge chip on the rim above the second “E” in “ELIZABETH” ? Also, on the side with the eagle, there appears to be some type of scratch above the third “A” in “AUSTRALIAN”.

  5. VABEACHBUM says

    OFF TOPIC to those who ordered the T.R. C&C – Anybody seeing any movement on their orders?? My last Mint email said expecting to ship on 03/18 (tomorrow). As of this AM, my order has yet to change from “back ordered” to “in stock and reserved.” Just wondering if any other readers have received additional information??

    WRT the actual topic of 2014 ATB Pucks – Cannot wait to get this year started with both, the BU and SP finished versions!! Two years of great designs, then comes a very sad 2015. For the BU collectors who are looking for presentation options, air-tites has been offering some really nice, five-coin binders that are built around their Z5 capsules. At the moment, though, they’re currently out of stock.

    @ FMTx – Interesting find. Based on everything the listing has pictured, I have not doubt the coin is authentic, as that would be a whole lot of effort to reproduce the packaging to that level of detail. Every aspect of the NGC slab looks authentic, too, down to the holographic security strips on the front and back. Given the seller’s location, I have to assume this coin was graded at the new NGC offices in China, so I’m thinking there might be a short-term disconnect between the respective databases. NGC has a separate website for their China offices, so it might be interesting to do a Cert Search through that portal. Unfortunately, my office’s network security and firewall settings will not let me attempt to check it out from here.

  6. Louis says

    @VAB- My TR order is exactly the same. I don’t put much stock in what the site says.

    As far as the LESPS’s having returned coins, that is possible, but most likely they do no include grading rejects because of the 10-day return policy. I don’t see how you could have a coin graded, get it back, and return it to the Mint before the grace period ends.

  7. Dustyroads says

    VA Rich, Where did that come from? The only thing I think jeff did wrong was to compare the LESPS to the 1995-W ASE on two separate occasions. It’s my opinion that he either thinks it’s a good comparison or he wants others to. Whatever, I just don’t know what you got jacked up on. BTW, I’m a pacifist because I treat others the way I want to be treated, it’s called respect!

  8. MarkInFlorida says

    Where are you guys seeing the baseball coins? My search of the Mint’s site can’t find them…

  9. fmtransmitter says

    It’s real, forget it, I emailed NGC. They said it was graded at a show in China a cpl weeks ago. They need to update their system. It is a REAL grade they said.

  10. fmtransmitter says

    I did try the China site search before and it wouldn’t authenticate before I emailed NGC. She said it will be updated within 2 weeks on their site.

  11. fmtransmitter says

    NGC doesn’t grade rims, they are part of the planchet and not the strike. We have covered this before.

  12. JagFan says

    http://www.jpscorner.com/book-of-silver-albums.html

    *Vabeachbum – this is what I found late last year and I use it for my 5oz bullions ATB’s… It holds five coins so if you are a collector of the series, it is an awesome album to hold each year in….

    They also have them for the State Quarters & ATB Quarters… If you collect the Silver Series, they look great in this album plus they don’t take up that much space…

    I’m a fan of them… Just passing

  13. VABEACHBUM says

    @ JagFan – Thanks for the info. I haven’t purchased anything yet, so I’m still willing to consider any and all options. I also have been thinking about transferring all of my “P” coins to the Z5 capsules so that I can display them, too. Definitely would keep all the OGP & Mint capsules. At one time, I had info on another supplier who was offering a very nice, cherry wood style 5-drawer storage / display chest. A little pricey, though. Also needed a 6th drawer for the extra coins in the ATB series.

    @ FMTx – Thanks for the update. Makes sense, as everything about that slabbed coin looked very authentic.

  14. ABC says

    Well, NGC may not grade rims, but they should. And it’s hypocritical for them not to since they document those coins that have rims filed and ones that have rim damage. And what about those coins that have had their rims altered/doctored to give the appearance of a less-worn coin?

  15. Eddie says

    I received my LESPS today and there was nothing different about it. So I won’t be ordering another set of the 2013’s.

  16. fmtransmitter says

    I can them documenting rim damage on a MS coin. We are talking Proofs here. There is a big difference in circulating coinage and the grading process, and newer Proofs.

  17. DaveB says

    Steve – I agree with you 100 percent regarding the Unc dollar set. Paying a huge premium for the ASE from that set versus stand alone is ludicrous. Outside the package it is indistinguishable from the other burnished ASE’s. And I have 10 of the ’12 Unc dollar sets unopened. If the craziness continues, or gets worse, i may have to send them in for grading. Some people need to lighten up when they disagree with an opinion expressed on this or any site.

  18. simon says

    Eddie : I received my LESPS today and there was nothing different about it. So I won’t be ordering another set of the 2013′s

    You are correct. The texture is actually the plastic tray in which the coins are placed. Nothing special.

  19. Michael in Bama says

    Dave,
    Did you get a reply from Coin World on the LESPS? There must be 2 different set finishes, or some of these people are the ones that have never received a bad ATB P. I see sets with what looks like regular proof finishes on both sides and some that look like the 2 sets I received.

  20. Dave says

    Michael,
    No reply from Coin World yet. The editor may be at a coin show or on vacation. Every time I have contacted them in the past, there has been a reply. However, this is the first time I have contacted the editor.

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