Effective earlier today, the United States Mint has reduced the prices for the four available America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins and the 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle. This follows a previous reduction, which took place on October 7.
The price for the ATB Five Ounce Silver Coins was reduced from $229.95 to $204.95. The price for the 2011-W Unc Silver Eagle was reduced from $50.95 to $45.95. Both price adjustments are equivalent to a reduction of $5 per ounce of silver content.
There are currently four different ATB Five Ounce Silver Coins available. The Mount Hood design has a maximum mintage of 27,000 and was originally priced at $279.95. The Gettysburg design with a maximum mintage of 35,000 was priced at $279.95, before the first price reduction took place shortly after release. Both the Glacier and Olympic National Park designs carry a maximum of 35,000 and were initially priced at $229.95.
The 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle, which carries no stated maximum mintage, was originally priced at $60.45.
The US Mint has not adjusted the prices for any of the annual sets with silver content. The 2010 and 2011 Silver Proof Sets contain 1.33823 troy ounces of silver and are priced at $64.95 and $67.95, respectively. The 2010 and 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets contain 0.90420 troy ounces of silver and are priced at $39.95 and $41.95, respectively. The prices for the 2010-dated sets had been increased in March 2011. Sales of both the 2010 and 2011-dated sets had been suspended on numerous during the year, but sales always resumed at the original prices.
A preliminary product page for the 2012 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set has been posted on the US Mint’s website. The price included is the same $41.95 price currently in place for the 2011 set.