The Mint has announced that its supply of the America the Beautiful–Ellis Island 5-ounce silver bullion coins has been sold out. The Mint sells bullion coins, including the ATB 5-ounce coins, only to authorized purchasers (APs) and does not sell directly to the public. The bullion coins were made available on August 28, just three days before the supply sold out.
As of September 8, the bullion coins are still readily available from online retailers, including Mint News Blog sponsor APMEX.
The total authorized mintage limit for the two 5-ounce Ellis Island coins is 150,000 units. The Uncirculated numismatic strikes currently are limited to 25,000, while the bullion inventory was reported to be 40,000. Although more could be produced of either version, as long as the combined total doesn’t exceed 150,000, the Mint states that it has no plans to produce more bullion coins at this time. (Continued below.)
The year’s cycle of America the Beautiful quarter products will conclude with those from George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana). Rolls and bags will launch on November 13, 2017; the three-coin set (17AH) on November 27; and the 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coin (17AN) on December 5. Barring the introduction of an as-yet-unannounced 225th-anniversary item, the latter will be the Mint’s final numismatic product of the year.