2012-P Denali 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Sells Out

by CoinNews.net on February 27, 2013 · 15 comments

Denali National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The 2012-P Denali National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sold out Tuesday

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, the third 2012-P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sold out.

No longer available is the numismatic coin depicting Denali National Park in Alaska. Launched on Nov. 5, 2012 at a debuting price of $204.95, sales for the 2012-P Denali Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin totaled 14,552 as of Feb. 25. It jumped 721 during the previous seven days while priced at $229.95.

[Update Note: Sales for the Denali silver coin increased 673 to 15,225 between February 25 and March 4. The U.S. Mint did not report any new sales in the following week, which means the final unaudited Denali total remains 15,225.]

The ATB five ounce series has caught collectors’ attention as a result of recent sellouts. A week ago the 2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin was pulled from U.S. Mint store shelves. Before it, the silver coin honoring Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park went off sale in mid-January.

The table below lists the latest U.S. Mint sales figures for all five 2012-P America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coins.

Product Release Dates Latest Sales Notes
2012-P El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin May 29, 2012 16,462  
2012-P Chaco Culture National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Jul 9, 2012 14,093  
2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Aug 13, 2012 14,978 Sold Out
2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Sept 24, 2012 14,863 Sold Out
2012-P Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Nov 5, 2012 14,552 Sold Out

 

As the figures above are current to Monday and the 2012-P Denali coin sold out on Tuesday, its tally will increase a bit in next week’s U.S. Mint sales report. So far, it has the lowest mintage of any ATB five ounce coin.

To date, the three sellouts have occurred close to the 15,000 marker, which is well below the 25,000 mintage levels published when they launched.

The U.S. Mint has held off on announcing when the 2013-dated coins will debut as it decides on mintages. The Mint has already announced their higher pricing at $244.95 each.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Boz February 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

So how come some products like this are pulled after 3 months while others continue to drag on as long as three years?

george glazener February 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

Because the US MINT is a Govt. run agency. Do I really need to explain further?

RonnieBGood February 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I had a similar experience with the Spouse series. They ran into production problems with the uncirculated series and just gave up. At least they sent me a letter explaining why I did not get the coin I had ordered months prior.

In both cases the collectors are again the losers.

Boz February 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I just received my last two P-puck Denali today, order number 40958xxx placed late last week. No doubt among the last sold.

george glazener February 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Yep, me too, about 2 hours ago. Can’t wait to get home and see if they’re in one piece…LOL

I’m gonna start ’em on eBay for a cool One Thousand Dollars and see if I get any nibbles..!!

RonnieBGood February 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Good luck with the auction George!

With Homes it’s Location, Location, Location, with Coins it’s Mintage, Mintage, Mintage (and perceived rarity). You may get more than $1k. Choose your eBay description line wording well.

Good Luck!

george glazener February 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

OK, how’s this:
“Super Duper Rare & Deluxe Low Mintage Coin. In fact, so low, the US MINT only made ONE..!! That’s right folks, ONE..!!! This is the ONLY one of its kind in the world! Anyone else who says they have one of these Denali 5 ounce ATB coins is a dirty rotten liar! Don’t wait, don’t delay, don’t let anything stand in your way! Buy it now, buy it fast, this coin here will never last..!!

Now, who could resist marketing like that??? LMAO

Kevin February 28, 2013 at 1:28 am

Acadia now sold out too!

Kevin February 28, 2013 at 1:32 am

Btw, I placed an order for one more Denali at just after midnight 2/23 and it shipped 2/25, on its way to me. Woo hoo. And I’ll take less than a grand for it. 🙂

Boz February 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Um sounds like my Ford Mustang collector car. Only one like it made out of 4.5 million. A true ‘one-off.’

michael t. March 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Hard to outguess the Mint. Just wonder why the organizations privy to mintage information do not publish on timely basis. Seems a bit shady that the Denali sales jumped 721 in week before they sold out. Kitco et al seem to be holding these cards close to the vest.

Mike Unser March 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Just as a fyi… the U.S. Mint sends organizations numismatic sales data once a week — usually on Tuesday or Wednesday. U.S. Mint sales reports are current to the previous Monday. We’re thrilled to receive them as most world mints, at best, tend to publish very limited and very infrequent sales information.

Homer March 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Not really hard for me to believe they jumped so much in a week. People sensed a quick sellout. So they are buying to turn around and try to make a quick profit. I can see what is happening. The sets where the flippers can’t make money are probably a lot closer to their true demand. Last years San Francisco set comes to mind. Once the coin and currency set came out, people soured on them. Flippers couldn’t make money on them. I like that set for the long term. Low mintage proof Eagle and reverse proof. The reason people are getting interested in the 5 oz coins started with the unexpected sellout of Hawaii. The mint would be smart to up the mintages again as people
think the mintages are lower and stock up on them. Then demand would drop again and flippers would take a bath. I don’t think flippers are good for the hobby. They just take money from collectors.

michael t. March 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Mike Unser –
I am a little guy collecting a few coins and really do not act on published info. Just lucky to p/u some coins that I like. The ATB 5 oz. coin is one that I try to follow more just to put away some silver. Are you saying that the mint selectively chooses not to issue weekly info on these and this is not available anywhere? I only check this site and coinupdate.com. Are regular weekly updates of the current collectables offered anywhere to the general public that you are aware of?

Mike Unser March 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

The 5 oz. coins are within the U.S. Mint’s weekly sales reports, and published on CoinNews.net and a few other sites each week. Our sales related articles are found at http://www.coinnews.net/category/mint-sales-figures/.

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