2017 America the Beautiful 5-oz. Effigy Mounds silver Uncirculated coin available March 7


(Washington)—The Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin depicting Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The reverse design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are EFFIGY MOUNDS, IOWA, 2017, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the P mintmark, indicating production at the Philadelphia Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case, and a certificate of authenticity is included.

The Effigy Mounds 5-ounce Uncirculated silver coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all Mint products containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.

Orders will be accepted online and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins for Effigy Mounds National Monument is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 25,000 coins has been set for the Uncirculated version; however, based on demand, the Mint may strike and issue more than 125,000 America the Beautiful 5-ounce Effigy Mounds silver bullion coins so long as it does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.  The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225). ❑

Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.

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  1. cagcrisp says

    “based on demand, the Mint may strike and issue more than 125,000 America the Beautiful 5-ounce Effigy Mounds silver bullion coins so long as it does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit”

    Good luck with that

    Currently 19,500 bullion coins sold

    Will be Lucky to sell 25,000 bullion and 16,000 “P” pucks

  2. Gary Not Dave says

    19,500 bullion coins sold to Distributors…..How many have been sold to actual collectors/investors?
    Also, Can a Distributor return unsold bullion pucks to the Mint? Does anyone know the markup the Distributors pay on the bullion pucks when they purchase from the Mint..

  3. ike says

    I have a question about the spouse gold coins. Why does the Lucretia Garfield 1/2 oz. have such a high premium

  4. Louis Golino, Author says

    The EM bullion looks great in hand and reflects the chosen subject matter well. There is very nice contrast between the various design elements.
    I also would not make any projections about final sales based on the first couple weeks of sales. The coins can be sold all year. Let’s wait and see.

  5. Rick says

    Ike, after the sudden sold out of Lucy Hayes unc, Several dealers including a buddy of mine bought a couple of hundreds of Lucretia unc. Coins, depleting the mint inventory within days.

  6. Gary Not Dave says

    Is there any 5 ounce bullion coins that have been issued for an entire year?

  7. cagcrisp says

    43 items in Stock
    6 Sold since yesterday

    11 Items in Stock
    0 Sold since yesterday

  8. cagcrisp says

    @Gary not Dave “Does anyone know the markup the Distributors pay on the bullion pucks when they purchase from the Mint..”

    $9.75 for a 5 oz. puck…

  9. cagcrisp says

    Sales for the Proof Lions club are improving…comparably

    Sales for the Uncirculated Lions club still lags behind ANY Recent uncirculated Silver commemorative at this comparable stage in sales, however, weekly sales have not decreased as rapidly on a percentage basis as some other Recent Silver commemorative offerings…

  10. cagcrisp says

    Pricing grid for the 2017 HR has been announced in the Federal Register.

    Current Gold range of $1,200.00 -$1249.99 the 2017 HR would be $1,640.00

    That’s $50 ABOVE the Buffalo

    STILL no HHL announced by the Mint

    Come on Man…

  11. data dave says

    @GaryNotDave – And most of the time you can find the new pucks for about $5-$10 over what the dealers pay if you pay by check and/or buy a few. For example, with current spot at $18.40, that would translate into a dealer cost of $101.75 for a puck. Right now you can find them for $111 or less on some of the dealer sites. Sometimes they have a good pre-sale.

  12. cagcrisp says

    You just cant make this stuff up about the Demand for the FS Gold.

    Just when I Thought we could eventually get the Johnson Proof off the website.

    Not so fast.

    Yesterday and Early this morning there were ONLY 11 items left.

    NOW there are 16 Items left.

    …SO…5 of those ‘sales’ have now been returned to inventory.

    You just cant make this stuff up…

  13. KML in KY says

    Maybe the coin will look better in person than in the pictures. I’ll be getting some. Been buying them since the beginning so why stop now. I enjoy the 5 oz ATB coins even though some of the designs are not very good and buy more of the bullion coins than the P’s. Personally I prefer the low mintage and changing designs to Silver Eagles.

  14. bobo says

    Ike, the Hayes was the apparent key for a while, but then the Garfield overthrew her. Now both have been overthrown by other FS coins, notably the Eleanor Roosevelt, so I would expect premiums for those one-time queens to disappear.

    BTW, have audited totals for any FS coins appeared since the Hayes and Garfield?

  15. joe#2 says

    The US Mint could’ve come out with a special coin to commemorate President Kennedys 100th Birthday this year. Asleep at the wheel again.

  16. joe#2 says

    CAG? With 100,000 coins minted. I don’t see any reason why they would need a HHL. This coin will be laying until i’m 6 feet below the ground anyway..

  17. Teach says

    Only 5 more days until the Animal Cracker P puck is released to the world. I am in no hurry to purchase one, I will wait to add this coin with other purchases to save on shipping. Even though the design is lacking, it will probably still sell over 17 K. They need to set the mintage lower and the P pucks would sell more.

  18. Louis Golino, Author says

    joe#2- Pobjoy Mint is doing one and other mints too most likely. At least we did a nice stamp that came out recently, which I just got.

  19. Louis Golino, Author says

    The thing is those premiums for former keys tend to hang around even years after being overtaken. It happens with many series. But the premiums are also way lower than they were at the top.

  20. joe#2 says

    Nice Louis.. Just wish the US MINT had more diversification, Lower mintage items. We need a good shot in the arm here to get excited about..

  21. cagcrisp says

    @joe#2, “CAG? With 100,000 coins minted. I don’t see any reason why they would need a HHL. This coin will be laying until i’m 6 feet below the ground anyway..”

    Remember Initially the Mint had a HHL of 1 for the Reagan Coin & Chronicles and it has a mintage of 150,000.

    The 2015 HR had a Mintage of 50,000 and a HHL of 50 and went “current unavailable” within 3.5 hours…

  22. DBR says

    @ joe #2 and Louis Golino

    Re: 100th birthday of JFK coin., no U.S. Mint design or offering

    If the mint can’t just make any coin it wants because of laws and policies, then how does the mint get authorized to advance the designs lucky enough to me minted?

    1. Of course Congress and the President sign coinage bills into law.

    But do the U.S. Mint officials have to go find a legislator to sponsor every single coin design idea in a bill? Probably. Mint officials and the CACC can’t just authorize production of whatever they want.

    So there’s a lot of pre-planning needed to anticipate the “right” anniversaries to commemorate!

    I’m glad the 1969 moon landing was on the radar.

    I’m going to Hawaii in June and I’ve never been to Pearl Harbor, even though I’ve been to Oahu 4 times. So I’m glad I can go visit Pearl Harbor during the 75th anniversary year.

    If no 75th coin or medal then I’ll buy the book, they always have books…easier to produce! I collect books too so it’s all good.

  23. cagcrisp says

    What is surprising about today’s PM Sell off is that it Should have happened yesterday and Not today.

    Yesterday the March Fed rate hike became almost a certainty.

    Maybe the PM people are just starting to believe the fact..

  24. Louis Golino, Author says

    True, but the expected increase (another .25%) is so small esp compared to inflation, so there should not be that much impact short-term beyond today’s drop.

  25. cagcrisp says

    The Gold Elephant in the room is that Trump’s speech did Not rule out the border adjustment tax. IF that happens Most economists agree that for it to work properly the USD has to Strengthen accordingly.

    The numbers thrown around about the border adjustment tax is 20% with the USD appreciating 20%( at least that is how Proponents are spinning it).

    IIF there is a border adjustment tax (which I don’t think will happen) I see the USD appreciating but Not to the full extent of the tax.

    Long term the USD will find its level with Many various variables…

  26. blackbeard says

    I know there’s someone else here other than me that buys the American gold eagle proof.

  27. joe#2 says

    I’ll buy the .9999 gold buffalo if i’m gonna buy an american coin. 91.67% gold doesn’t do it for me personally…

  28. earthling says

    I’m really becoming a big fan of Clark – Gruber Gold. Got 2 so far, with another on the way.

    US Mint product is so Franklin Mint. All I buy any more is Dan Carr stuff, it’s so cool I can’t stop ordering.

  29. 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air says

    2017 is the 100 anniversary of JFK’s birth so I think the mint should released a large amount of JFK half dollars into circulation.

  30. cagcrisp says

    25 items in Stock
    18 Sold since yesterday

    16 items in Stock
    5 Retuuned since yesterday

    You just have to wonder how many of yesterday’s sales were mistake sales , 2016 instead of 2017. I see No reason to be purchasing 2016 when the 2017 just came out…

  31. cagcrisp says

    28 items in Stock
    3 Returned to inventory this morning

  32. cagcrisp says

    I’ve read to articles today about the 2017 HR Gold. One article says “business- strike” the other article says “proof”.

    Looks proof to me…

  33. Moshe Benyamini says

    Anyone who purchased a 5 ounce Uncirculated Silver ATB directly from the Mint: Did your box come shrink wrapped/wrapped in plastic? Thank you.

  34. Numismatrix says

    “Did your box come shrink wrapped/wrapped in plastic?” – Moshe Benyamini

    The Bullion 5 Oz ATB are not available directly from the Mint. Dealers
    such as APMEX / Modern Coin Mart sell them raw in flips or capsules
    OR graded PCGS/NGC.

    The “P” mintmark 5 Oz ATB are available direct from the Mint and these
    come in mint issued capsules / presentation box / COA / sleeve – OGP

    NOTE: The Mint does sell a presentation box for the Bullion version. Here is the Link

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