2015-P Homestead National Monument Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

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.

Homestead Silver Coin

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.

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  1. says

    Has anyone noticed that the two ears of corn on the Homestead are perfect mirror images of each other (with the exception of the designer’s and engraver’s initials)? What are the odds?

  2. GoldFishin says

    What are the odd’s of having a Homelystead where you have to crawl out the window to get a drink of water? I hope there is a door somewhere….think about it….if this is the back of the house, I guess the outhouse is out the front door. 😆

  3. Brad says

    It seems everyone’s always been dumping on the Homestead design, but I don’t know. I don’t think it’s all that bad. I actually like the ears of corn, as they are a bit reminiscent of the wheat on the original Lincoln cent.

  4. Dustyroads says

    GoldFishin~ The house in you first pic has to be the same one on the puck. Looking at these little homes makes me wonder how many of the people living in them were never able to build better ones, these must be starter homes. Also reminds me of some of the pictures I’ve seem of the people in their little homes on the plains during the dust bowl of the 1930’s.

  5. thePhelps says

    GF…that last picture would have been good on the coin (IMO). Interesting take on the water pump… but then again – this design is thrown together and doesn’t actually reflect reality – more of a fantasy piece.

  6. GoldFishin says

    Brad, I have to agree with you about comparisons to the lincoln wheat penny….I thought the same thing when I first saw the design, just been hesitant to say it for fear of ticking off traditionalists. I don’t think the design is all that bad. just seems that its missing something. Like grass or sky, or prairie dogs maybe… 😉

  7. Larry says

    I can’t remember if it’s been mentioned before, but I just got the mint’s advertisement in the mail for the March of Dimes stuff. The mintage for the three piece set with the reverse proof and W dimes is going to be 75,000. That should make everyone here happy! More craziness when that set goes on sale!

  8. SilverFan says

    Anyone know if the other available 2014 pucks will stay at $154.95 or be reduced to $149.95?

  9. thePhelps says

    Dusty… most of those homes were built by a single family, with very little money. They were required to build a house and farm at least 10 acres… I imagine it wasn’t an easy life to say the least.

  10. GoldFishin says

    @Dusty- my dad was born in Nebraska and I have to say that listening to him speak of his home, either one of the pics I linked to, would have been a step up. They were dirt poor, literally. My grandfather moved from Nebraska to the east coast in part due to the dust bowl. I will eventually purchase a bullion coin for my dad and give it to him for a birthday or other occasion. I want to see the look on his face when he sees the homestead. I am sure it will be priceless.

  11. Ends in Error says

    I got nothing but respect and admiration for the people that took part in homesteading the plains. It was a big part in the History of the USA.

    The Coin design itself is rather weak. But the Homesteader spirit which the coin attempts to represent is worthy of honor.

  12. D Rittenhouse says

    There was exactly one obvious choice for Nebraska’s America the Beautiful quarter and it was Scotts Bluff National Monument:

    However, the authority to choose rested with one man and Timmy Geithner let his socialist tendencies guide his choice and he opted for the site which celebrates free land for the poor.

  13. GoldFishin says

    D R- I agree, Scott’s Bluff would have been my first choice. So much beauty, history, and geological uniqueness….the options for a coin would have been numerous. Maybe next time.

  14. says

    It was not only corn husks that were used in the outhouses back in the day, but corn cobs were also used. Ouch. Talk about roughage.

  15. Dave SW FL says

    MoD set will contain less than an ounce of silver and probably sell at 5-6 X face. That’s why 75,000 sets will be for sale. If there was a gold price in the set, mintage would be much lower, but it’s just silver. Comparatively, the 1996 W Unc dime sold 1,457,949 in the Unc mint set that year. It pulls $10-16 raw on the Bay.

    If the set sells for $79 – $30 (assuming it’s not that popular) = 50 or so for two unique dimes. RP = $35 , and Pf = $15

    Just guessing here and would appreciate more knowledgable bloggers opinions. Thanks

  16. Tinto says


    I’d like to know the household limit too for the MOD. Hope it is a sane number like 5 sets, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mint follows the same old path of kowtowing to their masters, the bulk buyers and impose no limit or a ridiculously high one like 100 sets… .

  17. fmtransmitter says

    Just watched money for nothing: inside the federal reserve. Eye opening. Policy makers ought to be ashamed starting with the decision to go off the gold standard. We had it the entire world by the gonads once the central bank was established. Shame grandparents are now spending their own grandchildrens future And beyond. Beam me up, i give up…

  18. Jerry Diekmann says

    Hawkster – Where is Gertrude Stein when you need her – ” a corn is a corn is a corn”.

  19. Jerry Diekmann says

    Sith – the Homestead coin admittedly is certainly not the greatest design, but it is far superior to Hot Springs, Perry, and the mistake that comes later this year, Saratoga.

  20. Jerry Diekmann says

    D. Rittenhouse – maybe they picked the Homestead design because they had already shown Chimney Rock, near Scotts Bluff, on the Nebraska state quarter. I thought that design was one of the very best for the state quarters.

  21. Jerry Diekmann says

    Hawkster – my dad grew up poor on farms in Iowa and Minnesota in the ‘teens and “roaring” 1920s – his parents were white sharecroppers who lost everything in 1930 – sheriff’s sale. I remember him mentioning corn cobs being used in the outhouses. Nothing went to waste back then. he was part of the “greatest generation”.

  22. says

    Jerry D.,
    Have you read Tom Brokaw’s book, “The Greatest Generation”? One chapter is devoted to James Dowling, a former highway superintendent on Long Island. A pretty remarkable man who is still living. His son and I were classmates in high school.

  23. Dave SW FL says

    Thanks for the link. I like the pricing. Although the set is a Commemorative, everyone wanting a complete FDR dime set will need the two dimes. Ditto, RP sets.
    I will be in for max limit and think the RP dime will be a winner.

  24. fmtransmitter says

    Anyone care to post their favorite statehood quarter? I am torn between Nevada and the one with Mt. Rushmore. Speaking of which, anyone tracking that puck? How has it been holding up??

  25. Mike says

    Why do you collect coins if you hate everything the mint does and just complain about it constantly. I thought the purpose of having a hobby is to enjoy it?

    But then again, most old men LOVE to complain, so I suppose it’s all good 🙂

  26. fmtransmitter says

    I had the enrollment button OFF for ATB puck, just got email confirmation of my order. Not! Grrr…This site sucks corn cobbs

  27. fmtransmitter says

    They must read this cuz I just had a second order placed and I have never placed any of these orders. What a joke.

  28. Bob R says

    @Diekmann My grandfather was a young lad in Caldwell KS during the end of the 19th century, he witnessed the Sooner rush into Oklahoma. He always said the only thing in Oklahoma is red dirt and black oil.

  29. whatajoke says

    I got the confirmation for Homestead this morning,. Looks like they’re going to leave the 2014’s at 154.95

  30. stephen m says

    Dear Mint, please cut production of the MOD sets back to 35,000. I did like the way you handled the minting of those silver eagles in Philadelphia. Straps and boxes were sent from the West Point mint to your Philadelphia mint and then package, sealed and sent back to West Point and mixed on the pallets with West point’s inventory. This should make it impossible for the TV folks and TPG’s to make a dime off of those Philly coins since there aren’t any mint marks on them, you know like the label on ASE’s with the S in parenthesis. Thank you US Mint.

  31. cagcrisp says

    Another Unc Gold BHOF was purchased late yesterday by the Same purchaser as 4 others. This time a Best Offer for total $559.95

  32. fmtransmitter says

    @Bob R: I am afraid he missed one thing, many women have a mix of anglo/native American making for some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen aanywhere. I went to college in Oklahoma. Love the women there. The ratio is in favor for the men as well as many of the men from their were lost in the war. Is what it is. Love.me some Oklahoma women…

  33. whatajoke says

    @cagcrisp says

    March 5, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Another Unc Gold BHOF was purchased late yesterday by the Same purchaser as 4 others. This time a Best Offer for total $559.95

    I’ll be a buyer when they drop below $500

  34. cagcrisp says

    @whatajoke, I’ve tracked every Gold BHOF since day 1 that have Sold on the bay . My search criteria has resulted in a total of 1,511 being Sold in OGP. Of that 1,511 there have been 14 that Sold for less than $500.00. There was 1 that Sold at Auction for $477.00 on 03/03 SO it does happen…

  35. CasualCollector says

    OT (sort of)
    When buying on eBay (especially large ticket items), don’t forget to sign up for eBay Bucks Rewards (I think it’s 2% of qualifying listings). If you buy alot on eBay, this could add up to a nice “rebate” to use on future purchases (there are time limits to use up your rewards).

    If you are going to sign up for eBay Bucks, then check the listings to see if the seller has listed the product in a category that qualifies for eBay bucks. For instance, some sellers of the Baseball Gold Coins listed them under “BULLION” (which does not qualify. while other sellers did not list them in the “BULLION” category, so those qualified for the eBay Bucks “rebate”

    And also be on the lookout for special eBay promotions that give you more eBay Bucks. For instance, there is currently a promotion for 2 days giving some eBay users 5x (or 10% back). So a Gold Coin listed Collectible (NOT BULLION) selling for $550 would get a “rebate” of $55 (bringing the net cost of the coin to $495).

    A thought — maybe that eBay ID that is buying all the BHOF Gold Coins has that 5x Promotion, so he is getting 10% back on each purchase — which makes it a pretty good deal…

    I also noticed several graded 70’s were selling briskly yesterday… could be the 10% back promotion, or could be Spring Training, or could be people jumping on board the circus train…

  36. says

    Mr. Rittenhouse,
    Let’s be realistic. How many members of the coin collecting community, including readers and contributors of this Blog, routinely check the meetings dates/agendas of the CCAC?

  37. Larry says

    With a mintage of 75K for the dimes in the MOD set, you have to go all the way back to the 1950 and 1951 proof dimes to have mintages of <75K. 1950 had about 51k, and 1952 had 57K. Still, these are not particularly expensive on Ebay. You can get nice ones in the 50-100 dollar range. So the MOD dimes probably won't make you rich, but you probably won't loose much either. I just like RP coins, so I am in either way.

  38. thePhelps says

    Hawkster…before today probably 1 person reads those…after today…probably still just 1.

  39. D Rittenhouse says

    I have no doubt there are other readers who, like yourself, are content to remain blissfully ignorant about the CCAC’s activities, but I doubt they constitute a majority.

  40. Dustyroads says

    fm~ If you’re saying above that you would rather have had your “subscription” button on, I see nowhere in the Mint site that you can’t add it now, of course there may be a processing time which could effect your shipping speed. I’m pretty sure the info we had about the other sub details prior to the implementation of the new site only had to do with the discount the Mint was running at the time. Please excuse me Frank for sounding repetitive, I know you know all this, I’m just saying it those who may not.

  41. whatajoke says

    EURUSD Tests 1.10—which means a stronger dollar, which means weaker PM prices in dollars (temporarily) but higher PM prices in almost every other currency. So we could have another buying opportunity coming up and I love it when prices drop and people get scared and sell what they have for bottom dollar.

  42. Dustyroads says

    Rittenhouse~ Wow..OMG 🙂 you must be implying then that this blog attracts blissfully uninformed people. lol

    I rather think sir…people with lives.

  43. Blair J. Tobler says

    I’m on the email updates list for the Federal Register, and every time it shows a posting of a CCAC meeting, I don’t bother to even open it. It doesn’t mean I’m “blissfully ignorant” – it means I don’t care about the CCAC’s agenda because they’ve shown by their past recommendations that they have no clue what collectors would be interested in buying.

  44. D Rittenhouse says

    It seems reading comprehension has failed you yet again.

    It is very obvious that some readers here ARE blissfully uninformed. But, as I stated in my previous comment, such readers are a minority here.

  45. Eddie says

    When this one came out I thought it was awful looking but for whatever reason it has been growing on me. It’s not have bad.
    As far as the mint goes for some reason they are not putting my recent orders with all of the past orders I have had. I still don’t care that much for the website I liked the other one better. Only good thing that was added is the fact the mint finally uses pictures.

  46. Leo S. says

    Off the Subject: Just read an article about a man who purchased an Oregon 1850’s Beaver $5 gold coin for over $257000. There were only 6000 minted with an unknown number possibly melted down. That would mean that some day most of the gold FS coins with mintages around 2000 should be worth around a half a million or more. Also, most of the Ladies are much better looking than the Beaver, so that should add additional value to the coins. Unfortunately, those of us who collect this seemingly unpopular series will all be dead. Doesn’t seem fair.

  47. says

    It is not a top priority with myself, along with other Blog readers, to be aware of the ongoing proceedings of the CCAC. Let’s put it perspective: This is a citizen’s advisory committee we are talking about.
    If our “blissful ignorance” bothers you, so be it. Evidently, the CCAC is very important to you–not so much with the rest of us.

  48. whatajoke says

    They repriced the 2014’s ATB to 149.95. I might get a couple more now, thanks Mnt for the $5 discount.

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