Tomorrow, March 5, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Homestead National Monument of America Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. This represents the first release of the year and the twenty-sixth release overall within the numismatic series of large sized silver coins.
The US Mint previously released the bullion version of the five ounce silver coin on February 17. The bullion version is distributed through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers and initially sold based on the market price of silver plus a fixed markup. The latest figures on the US Mint’s website show that the bullion coin has reached sales of 20,000 pieces.
The numismatic version of the coin, which will go on sale tomorrow, is sold directly by the US Mint to the public. The coins carry the “P” mint mark on the obverse and feature an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique.
Each coin is struck in 99.9% silver with a weight of 5.000 troy ounces. The diameter is 3.000 inches and the thickness is 0.165 inch. Coins are enclosed in protective plastic capsules and placed within a presentation case with a certificate of authenticity included.
The 2015-P Homestead Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is priced at $149.95. This represents a slight decline from the price level of the prior year releases of the series, which were offered at regular pricing of $154.95. Some of last year’s releases were eligible for a special discounted price of $139.45 if ordered through the US Mint’s online subscription program. This discount is no longer available.
A maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces has been applied to this release. The same limit has been used for the prior four releases of the series. The next prior release featuring Great Smoky Mountain National Park had carried a lower limit of 25,000 pieces.