2015 Homestead National Monument of America 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins

atbYesterday, February 17, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders from authorized purchasers for the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins. This represented the first bullion release of the series for the year.

The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin series features the designs of the America the Beautiful Quarters struck in 5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of 3 inches. The bullion coins feature a brilliant finish and do not carry a mint mark. These are distributed through a network of authorized purchasers based on the market price of silver plus a fixed mark up.

As a bullion series, the ATB coins are quite distinctive. They represent the only US Mint bullion program which features rotating designs and the only program with coins carrying a bullion weight greater than one ounce. Despite these unique aspects, the series remains very much under the radar.

While the American Silver Eagle bullion coins sell millions of coins per month, the ATB Silver Bullion coins have miniscule sales figures by comparison. Another unusual aspect of the ATB bullion series is that in some cases the bullion versions have lower mintages compared to the numismatic versions. The  latter is a new development, which I noticed when reviewing the final mintages for the 2014-dated issues of the series, which the US Mint has confirmed are sold out.

The table below includes the final mintages for each release of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin series.

America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin Mintages
2010 Hot Springs 33,000
2010 Yellowstone 33,000
2010 Yosemite 33,000
2010 Grand Canyon 33,000
2010 Mount Hood 33,000
2011 Gettysburg 126,700
2011 Glacier 126,700
2011 Olympic 104,900
2011 Vicksburg 58,100
2011 Chickasaw 48,700
2012 El Yunque 24,000
2012 Chaco Culture 24,400
2012 Acadia 25,400
2012 Hawaii Volcanoes 20,000
2012 Denali 20,000
2013 White Mountain 35,000
2013 Perry’s Victory 30,000
2013 Great Basin 30,000
2013 Fort McHenry 30,000
2013 Mount Rushmore 35,000
2014 Great Smoky 33,000
2014 Shenandoah 25,000
2014 Arches 22,000
2014 Great Sand Dunes 22,000
2014 Everglades 34,000

The mintage figures for the 2010-2013 numismatic releases of the series can be found here. Figures for the 2014-dated releases can be found in the latest weekly sales report.

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  1. MarkInFlorida says

    I’ve loved these pucks since the first crazy 2010 releases where APMEX sent me a $500 refund when the Mint required lower prices.

  2. Dustyroads says

    With Homestead available soon from the AP’s and the Mint following with the P versions I’m wondering if buyers will be repelled by the homely design of the coin, not to mention Mint prices beginning to once again look expensive with Ag price showing signs of weakening. I want the coin because they’ve grown on since I first commenting here back in 2012 that they don’t have much allure. Since then I’ve completely fallen head over heals with their shier size.

  3. Brad says

    I saw where the MInt reports that 14,200 of these have been ordered so far on the bullion sales update today. I’m considering buying a single from APMEX, but I figure I’ll pass on the Mint Direct tube on this one. Chances are there will be lower mintages on later designs this year similar to what happened last year.

  4. Billy the Kid says

    The US mint might want to follow the lead of Canada.
    Canada is minting $100 gold coins for circulation.
    This Idea of selling gold and silver coins to only collectors is very curious indeed. Let’s endorse the concept of real money.
    Gold, silver and copper coins should be reintroduced into general circulation again.

    Bravo Canada.

  5. cagcrisp says

    Fed Minutes out and Gold actually rallied( Off low). Minutes more Dovish than anticipated…

    Circus coins, Gold coins, Silver coins…

  6. thePhelps says

    @Billy – the problem is the banks have to accept the coins… and even Canda is struggling getting them to do that.

  7. fmtransmitter says

    Yea, I would really appreciate any Canadian to chime in with their experience trying to cash in some face value PM coins and what they had to do to get paper money for it?

  8. Dustyroads says

    Yeah Billy, that is an interesting idea, but I personally don’t know how it can work in our credit driven, kynesian economy. From the standpoint of responsibility, it’s perfect, but we have no place to go in our economy today but up. So sit back and relax with your favorite cup. ☕

  9. mark says

    $100 gold coins for circulation. Man…I would always have to be wearing my readers. And dont dare drop one.

  10. Billy the Kid says


    It is a 100 dollar silver coin.

    Naturally, one needs to remember on redemption you will get $100 in Canadian money.

    Still seems like a good deal as mintage is limited.

  11. joe says

    I like this coin for personal reasons. My great-great grandparents lived in one of those nasty dirt houses in Nebraska during the Indian Wars on the Great Plains. With lots of dirt and no trees, I guess you live where you have to. I would have probably just picked up a couple, but because of the personal history I will grab a roll.

  12. Boz says

    I had no trouble turning in my pucks for full face value at Wells Fargo. They gave me the 25 cents without any arm twisting. I was so pleased to get money for the laundry At!

  13. Boz says

    Each Canadian bank has a system but unfortunately it takes place at higher levels than the teller, and it is seldom communicated very well. Finding the supervisor or manager can be a hassle and many front line employees either don’t know how to do it or just make up a bums rush story to get rid of you. It is also not real time, like waiting for a check with an out of town routing number. Funds are not made available for a period of time. So if you need cash now you are SOL.

  14. Louis says

    @FM- it’s not the Mercanti design. Go over to sdbullion and they already have it listed as a pre-order.

  15. fmtransmitter says

    Thanks Louis…
    @joe: I hear ya, reminds me of Interstellar and the planet being a huge dust bowl and no crops can grow..Did anyone else go see that or was it just me? That wave was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on film in a big theater!

  16. VA Bob says

    Boz – come over my way. The washers and dryers take the 5oz. ATB’s directly, no exchanging for the little ones. It’s still $1 face value for a wash $.50 for the dryer, so you’ll need at least 6 of those 5oz. ATB’s to get a load done. 😉

  17. GoldFishin says

    @Louis- I noticed that your friend Heidi has some of her designs on the website you mentioned. If you wouldn’t mind sharing anything you know about the people or service you have experienced from the company. I must admit I have never heard of them, but they seem to charge a little less for new issues than some of the other well known distributors. A shameless plug is all right with me also. 😉

  18. GoldFishin says

    @jj- these $100 for $100….$50 for $50…and $20 for $20, etc. have been going on for a while. The $20 for $20 was the first series that was offered by the Canadian mint. I bought the first 6 or 7 issues, thinking the series would be limited, but like the energizer bunny it just keeps expanding and going. I also bought the first two issues of the $100 for $100.
    Here is a link of some of the current offerings…..you can also click on the “archives” link and it will show you some of the past offerings. You may have to copy and paste it into your browser.


  19. says

    Just called the mint to confirm that all my 2015 ATB subscriptions had been cabcelled. Why I may but some later, I just can’t justifying buying a P Homestead for $155(with shipping) when I can buy the bullion version for $110….and thet may have very similar mintages.

    ot…is is really worth the high premium for the $5 gold “narrow reed bullion”? How rare are they?….is this like the silver eagle 08 with reverse of 07?

  20. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Dustyroads says,February 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    “Oops, misuse of the word shear/sheer.”

    Oh boy — watch yourself, as D. Ripperhouse (aka Jon), will be all over your stuff, for that boo-boo!

    LOL! 🙂

  21. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Louis says, February 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm
    “Has anyone seen any #’s on how many spouse sets were sold? I can’t find it on the Mint site or CU.
    I was going to grab one for myself and one to sell last night and for some reason hesitated.”

    If you are not able to obtain a couple sets AND if the Mint sends to me the sets I have on “Backorder,” I will be happy to send 2 sets to you at cost — just cover whatever shipping & ins. method, you would like to use.

    I will not “cherry pick” them — I will pull two sets at random and not view those sets.

    Anyhow, let me know your thoughts on it. 🙂

  22. Jerry Diekmann says

    fmtransmitter – regarding the Lincoln memorial – with the queen of England on the obverse and from a country the size of a postage stamp that no one has ever heard of – no thanks. The USA should, however, issue a Lincoln memorial commemorative coin in 2022, the 100th anniversary of its completion and dedication. A masterpiece by sculptor Daniel Chester French; Robert Lincoln, Abraham’s oldest and only living son, was there at the deication.

  23. Sith says

    Finally confirmation on the 2014 ATB bullion sell out, and two of them had a lower mintage that the collector versions. Didn’t someone call me a evil flipper when said that was a distinct possibility…

  24. Larry says

    @ Steve, I guess maybe with some of us it’s just a philosophical thing to buy the P puck instead of bullion. I collect coins, not bullion. If i just wanted silver for silvers sake, I would buy the bullion coins. Plus the P coin surface kind of grows on you.

  25. vaughnster says

    @Steve, I like both bullion and P versions of the 5 oz ATB pucks. I have been able to get one of each release up to this point and hope to continue to the end. We’re almost halfway there. I just did the math and at the finish I’ll have 112 pucks. That’s 35 pounds of (mostly) beautiful, pure silver coins 🙂

  26. whatajoke says

    2014 has put me at over 200 of the ATB 5 oz and hopefully 2015 will add another 50-60. Bring it on.

  27. says

    I believe the more attractive 5 oz ATB canvases are already done. The majestic National Parks have already been minted, along with some beautiful images, such as Yosemite, Mount Hood, Denali, and Arches.
    I never felt the need to acquire the entire 5 oz P series. I am, however, partial to the well known National Park which I have visited. I am also partial to the natural images, as opposed to man made creations, such as Perry’s Monument, Homestead, and Hot Springs.
    The remaining ATB’s will depict, for the most part, N.P. sites that are not that well known. I would think that many of these just won’t have appeal for many collectors. The current Homestead 5 oz is a good example. How many of you previously knew this National Monument existed?

  28. Louis says

    @Real Cool Dave- That sounds great. Thank you very much. If and when you get your sets please leave a note here and I can ask Michael for your e-mail address or vice versa.

    @GF- I just got my first order from them last week. Everything was fine. I got a couple Heidi creations I had been waiting to get and some Hawks. Last week they had free shipping week for all orders, so I got a Homestead for $100 delivered. They also have a shipping special that I think is ongoing, $7.77 for all orders. You can get Heidi’s stuff from various dealers, but SD Bullion seems to have more of them. Except for the Hercules series, which is exclusive to Provident.

  29. fmtransmitter says

    Jerry Diekmann says
    FEBRUARY 18, 2015 AT 10:41 PM

    fmtransmitter – regarding the Lincoln memorial – with the queen of England on the obverse and from a country the size of a postage stamp that no one has ever heard of – no thanks. The USA should, however, issue a Lincoln memorial commemorative coin in 2022, the 100th anniversary of its completion and dedication. A masterpiece by sculptor Daniel Chester French; Robert Lincoln, Abraham’s oldest and only living son, was there at the deication.
    What happened to the sun never sets on the British Kingdom?

  30. Pool Shark says

    If you’re buying bullion, the ATB’s are a no-brainer right now.
    The cost-per-ounce is the same (or lower) than plain, vanilla Silver Eagles at either APMEX or Provident…

  31. Eddie says

    Can someone tell me if there are no more (S) graded ASE anymore I did not see any last year either so what gives? Have they stopped minting ASE at San Fran.?

  32. Eddie says

    Can someone tell me if the mint stopped minting ASE’s at San Francisco? I have not seen any slabs of (S) ASE. Anyone know what’s going on?

  33. Dustyroads says

    Eddie~ The San Francisco Mint produces ASE’s without a mint mark. The last time they produced an ASE’s with the mintmark was the 2012 set.

  34. mgm says


    My understanding is only the straps around the outside of a monster box tells where it was minted. I read they are not minting them in San Fran anymore but moved that operation to West point. That’s my loose understanding.

    Eddie says
    FEBRUARY 19, 2015 AT 7:40 PM

    Can someone tell me if the mint stopped minting ASE’s at San Francisco? I have not seen any slabs of (S) ASE. Anyone know what’s going on?

  35. fmtransmitter says

    @Eddie: San Francisco ase bullion are only struck there when the other facility is running behind and needs help. They were never meant to be struck there and it was a marketing ploy buy dealers to hype up those coins as being special or unique in some way and it looks like it worked. So much so that you are expecting them to be released from there. Very sad indeed. If there is a S Mint mark on the coin, then that is a special collectible but if there is no Mark, it makes it worth no more or less than any other ASE without a mark. Hope that helps you understand more. Its all a marketing scheme to sell coins as something more than they really are.

  36. Jerry Diekmann says

    Hawkster – don’t forget the terrible “man made” quarter for Saratoga later this year. And that’s the best we can get from a state like New York? I still remember the atrocious Pennsylvania state quarter – the state of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, Fort Pitt, Gettysburg, and what do they honor – a map ,outline, a keystone,some words that are supposed to be a motto of some kind, and some tiny female figure that represents what? A Hershey bar would have made a better representation. How do these mistakes get made?

  37. Jerry Diekmann says

    Fmtransmitter – The sun long ago set on the UK. Why the British people continue to support all those royal parasites is a real question to me. Didn’t we have to fight for 8 years in the 18th century and another 3 years in the 19th century against these dishonorable people to achieve and then maintain our independence? What is the legacy they left us? Bringing over slaves for their cotton mills? Impressing our seamen into their navy? Sending thousands of people to faroff lands into penal colonies for what – stealing a loaf of bread while their masters lived in luxury? No wonder the Aussies despise them today. We have saved their asses, not once, but twice – same for the French – or both countries would be speaking German today. Those are the historical facts.

  38. Tinto says

    Just went to the Mint’s website and browsed around and I noticed that the Kennedy Half Dollar area still carries the 2014 hype …..

    ” 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic 1964 Kennedy half-dollar. Don’t miss out on special sets, scheduled to be released this year that offer collectors and numismatists the ideal opportunity to mark this significant anniversary. ”

    Shows you in black and white just how incompetent and lackadaisical these Mint people are …. 2014 went away nearly two months ago . Hello …. They must see “doing” their jobs as a big hilarious joke, do nothing but still get paid. Really and truly time for the GAO and other authorities to do a thorough top down audit of the way things are done there and the number of jobs that are just collecting paychecks and let the public know. Time to at least publicly shame these Mint people into doing some work …. Getting off my soap box ….

  39. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Jerry Diekmann says, February 20, 2015 at 12:49 am
    “Fmtransmitter – The sun long ago set on the UK. Why the British people continue to support all those royal parasites is a real question to me . . .”

    AMEN baby, “true that,” (as they say on the streets); I have never really respected the French — did I not see them give the heil hitler sign at the 1936 Olympics, pretending it was then the Olympic salute? I have always felt the Americans, rather than cover their hearts should have flipped hitler “The Bird,” in representation of a defiant American Eagle — LOL!

    As far as the British — Dummkopfs!

  40. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    I read somewhere that the brainless leadership at the US Mint are contemplating producing another gold JFK half in 2015 and another four coin JFK set of some type.


  41. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @The Real “Cool” Dave says, February 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

    By the way, my Grandfather served in WWII, Army Infantry and helped to blast plenty of them back into hell.

  42. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Goooooooood Night ALL !!

    I hope I don’t dream about all those lousy Nazi’s — LOL!

  43. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Interesting the direction this blog takes sometimes, none-the-less, RC Dave – I toured the submarine pens built for the Atlantic Wolfpack fleet in Lorient yesterday, these massive structures housed up to 24 boats have 3.5m thick concrete roofs that withstood 5,400kg British Tallboy bombs. Throughout the tour, I kept wondering how a people could permit the construction of such goliath structures for the utter domination of the atlantic sea lanes. Boggles the mind that there wasnt more of a concerted effort to impede construction, I guess the short answer is whether one believes Freedom is worth fighting for. While in awe with what I saw, I felt embarrassed for the French, the city while leveled by bombing, the pens remain unscathed today.

  44. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    On a positive note, off to the oldest mint in the world.., & there won’t be any First Spouse coins there! 😆

  45. stephen m says

    Tinto, That’s why the people that have those jobs love them so much. Once upon a time long, long ago I had one of those jobs. Management got so lousy our jobs, electrician and crafts people, were contracted out. You must have good management to keep those jobs. Yeah, the mint may be a different situation but no matter where the job there are always politicians that want to contract out, in the name of saving money, so their buddies can make that money. Under correct supervision there is no way contracting out saves money. Don’t know where all that came from just saying don’t blame the mint worker but put the blame where it belongs, with management.

  46. Tinto says

    @stephen m

    That is why I wrote “Mint people” and not “Mint worker” since I think it is pervasive. I agree with your lousy management sentiment since they are the ones who are supposed to get the whole thing moving along and are paid to do that. But it seems they have also contracted out the responsibility and accountability portions of their job but with no apparent reduction in pay I guess. For me a thorough investigation would be great, starting with the top and how each one is supposed to do their job and whether they are doing it, etc. etc..

  47. Sliverlover says

    I and my partners bought 100 sets of ATB 5 oz silver coin with (P) mintmark last year, and Brought it to China,
    resale it , it sold very quick within 48hours all gone, but the bullion is hard to sell, reason they don’t have certificate, People are worry it is Fake coin
    So , if u are really to make profit ,u need to buy coin with COA

  48. Angela says

    Question: not a collector, but my 8 yr old son is fascinated with coins and looking up their values. He has a 2015 homestead quarter and has found one selling on ebay for $118, however, after looking up coin values online, im only seeing that they are starting around $4. Hoping someone can explain to me the huge difference in value. I know it does depend somewhat on the condition of the coin but wondering if theres more to it….thanks

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