Debut Sales Strong for Denali 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

by Mike Unser on November 14, 2012 · 6 comments

Denali National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Debut sales for the Denali National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin were the second highest of the 2012-dated coins

Starting demand was solid for the newly released 2012-P Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

The Denali silver coin is a collector version with an uncirculated finish and "P" mint mark, and it represents the fifteenth issued in the series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

Released on November 5, 2012 by the U.S. Mint at a price of $229.95, one-week sales totaled 6,905. That is well down from the immediate previous release of the Hawaii Volcanoes uncirculated silver coin. It opened with a one-week sales total of 9,186. But then its price was $20 cheaper and it did not compete with a three-day weekend for buyer’s attention. Plus, many collectors voiced enthusiasm for the unique design featured on the Hawaii Volcanoes coin.

Starting sales for the Denali silver coin were better than the first three-2012-dated issues as the 2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin opened at 6,552, the 2012-P Chaco Culture National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin started at 6,365 and the 2012-P El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin debuted with sales of 6,514.

Along with the collectible five ounce coins, the U.S. Mint sells investor versions through its distributors. These silver coins have a different finish and lack the "P" mint mark. The Denali bullion coin went on sale October 23, 2012. Demand for them overall has been on the rise since June.

For reference, the following table offers the latest sales figures for the bullion and uncirculated silver coins that are still offered by the U.S. Mint.

Sales of America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coins
ATB Silver Coins in Order of Release Version
Investment-Grade Bullion (sales/mintage) Collector Uncirculated (sales/mintage)
2011 Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania) 126,700/126,700 24,161/35,000
2011 Glacier National Park (Montana) 126,700/126,700 20,134/35,000
2011 Olympic National Park (Washington) 85,900/126,700 17,632/35,000
2011 Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) 39,500/126,700 17,797/35,000
2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma) 29,700/126,700 16,033/35,000
2012 El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico) 19,900/To Demand 14,657/25,000
2012 Chaco Culture National Historic Park (New Mexico) 20,000/To Demand 12,002/25,000
2012 Acadia National Park (Maine) 22,300/To Demand 12,273/25,000
2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) 20,000/To Demand 12,257/25,000
2012 Denali National Park (Alaska) 15,000/To Demand 6,905/25,000

 

The uncirculated silver coin sales above are as of Monday, November 12, 2012. The bullion sales figures are as of Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

Uncirculated coins are sold directly by the U.S. Mint to the public at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

bill November 15, 2012 at 2:04 am

“2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma) 29,700/126,700 Investment – Grade Bullion ”

The initial 5, in 2010, was a 33,000 mintage. I guess over 3 thousand people have lost interest or can not afford to continue to purchase the pucks as of chickasaw.

2012 even more…

at least they are only 60 cents more expensive than eagles per ounce.

cant go wrong getting some of these

can anyone guess on what ‘To Demand’ equates to?

Homer November 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

bullion ones are only made based on how may sell.

CoachMike November 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I guessing that the most famous/popular parks were the first turned into parks and thus made into the coins. So quantities will keep getting lower and lower.

jim November 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

Bill – “To Demand” = everybody who wants ’em can get ’em. In other words there will be no aftermarket demand unless the price goes down or maybe you wait for 50 yrs and you find somebody who suddenly decides they want a set.

CoachMike – They’re not all parks, but you’re right – the big names were picked first for preservation though it’s interesting that chronologically Hawaii’s volcano came so much sooner then a lot of older states which still have no representation.

Chris February 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I am looking to purchase a ATB 5oz.silver uncirculated coin hawaii national park. Can anyone advise where to get it and pricing. Thanks.
Chris

Chris February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Can anyone advise me of where to purchase a 5oz America the Beautiful Quarter Hawaii National Park and for how much? Thanks.
Chris

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