2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Issued

by Rhonda Kay on September 24, 2012 · 6 comments

Now available is the fourth 2012 collector version of the U.S. Mint’s five ounce silver pieces, the 2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

2012-P Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin

2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin

It was released on September 24 at noon Eastern Time for $204.95, the same as earlier issues this year.

Uncirculated Coin Specifications and Designs

The United States Mint strikes every America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ in 99.9% fine silver to a weight of five troy ounces. Prices for them can change if their melt values get too close to their sale price, a situation that appeared more likely in recent weeks as silver has taken off. Today, however, London silver plunged by nearly $1 to $33.73 an ounce. That means each uncirculated coin has a $36.30 premium.

This latest three-inch diameter piece represents the national park on the big island of Hawaii and features designs that are identical to the ones appearing on circulating quarters released last month.

On the reverse is a depiction of a massive eruption of lava spewing from the east rift of Kilauea Volcano. The obverse features a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The "P" mint mark of the mint facility in Philadelphia, PA is beside the QUARTER DOLLAR inscription.

Mintage and Sales Expectations

Mintages of the Hawai’i silver coin are being kept to a maximum of 25,000 and there are no household ordering limits. Coins dated 2010 sold out at 27,000 orders but the 2011 offerings, with maximums of 35,000, are still available.

When previous 2012-dated strikes in the series launched, more than 6,000 sold in the first week. Generally sales taper off over time. Lately, demand for them has improved as the market price of silver has gained.

Provided in the grid below is the latest sales for the 2011-2012 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins and the sites or parks they commemorate. The "as of date" for these sales is September 17, 2012.

Year 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Latest Sales
2011 Gettysburg National Military Park, PA 23,419
2011 Glacier National Park, MT 19,564
2011 Olympic National Park, WA 17,139
2011 Vicksburg National Military Park, MS 17,276
2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK 15,545
2012 El Yunque National Forest, PR 13,580
2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM 10,718
2012 Acadia National Park, ME 10,160
2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, HI
2012 Denali National Park and Preserve, AK

 

2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes Silver Coin Ordering Details

Purchases of the 2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin can be made at the U.S. Mint’s website, located here, and also by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). As always, domestic orders will be charged $4.95 for shipping and handling.

Packaging includes a clear capsule to protect the uncirculated quality finish, and a sturdy black on black case for presentation. Also enclosed with the coin is a Certificate of Authenticity from the Mint.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe September 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

The 5 ounce Volcano is beautiful, And should hopefully sell well. I picked up one and congrats to whom ever else picked some up. 🙂

TerryP September 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This is going to be one of the most coveted pucks, I believe.

The 5oz ATB coins are the best deal at the Mint right now in terms of premium over melt value. Congrats on your pick-up. I expect these to see really well…

Joe September 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

That Joe is not this Joe.

annie September 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

the volcanoes mintage should be very high. i don’t think it will have some premium on it.

Kevin September 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

Mintage is limited to 25,000.

bill September 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

i rec my bullion version the other day and it is OMGShiny!

the detail kinda resembles braille on the outer lava spots.

it read…

haha j/k i didnt touch it.

it probably says something tho 😉

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