2013 ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins Release Dates and Prices

by Darrin Lee Unser on May 3, 2013 · 6 comments

Collectors can soon order the first of the five 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™. Prices and preliminary release dates for the numismatic products have been unveiled by the United States Mint.

America the Beautiful Coins for 2013

America the Beautiful Coins for 2013

Prices for each of the coins will be $179.95, though that is subject to change should the market value of silver fluctuate greatly. Release dates may also change, but they are not likely to move much with four months of this year already past.

The US Mint plans to issue the five ounce silver coins in intervals throughout the year. Those intervals will be shorter for the first releases. Scheduled release dates for the five 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are as follows:

  • 5/16/13 – White Mountain National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 6/6/13 – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 6/27/13 – Great Basin National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • August 2013 – Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • November 2013 – Mt. Rushmore National Memorial 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

These release dates are a major revision from the preliminary 2013 product schedule announced by the Mint late last year. Back then it indicated that the first of the 2013-dated coins would become available in February. However, the US Mint pulled all five coins from its schedule at the end of January with an explanation that it was reevaluating mintage levels. As of this writing, the mintages per coin have not been published, but this article will be updated with them when they are.

Update on Mintages: The new product page for the first 2013 White Mountain National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin shows a mintage of 25,000, which is the same as last year’s coins though production levels never actually reached that high. This mintage would likely carry through to the other releases for this year without significant market changes.

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck as the numismatic versions of the investment-grade America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins. The uncirculated coins are sold directly to the public by the United States Mint whereas the bullion coins are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers.

Both series of coins contain the same basic obverse and reverse imagery as designed for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This includes a common obverse portrait of George Washington, by John Flanagan, and unique reverses for each coin that are emblematic of a selected site of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

The collector grade coins feature an uncirculated satin finish and a Philadelphia Mint "P" mint mark. This differs from the bullion coins which are also struck in Philadelphia but contain no mint mark and have a brilliant finish.

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Poggie May 3, 2013 at 5:42 am

Anyone notice that the majority of the collector sets; 5 Oz Parks and Presidential Spouse are held back and rushed out in groups. (with other costly and over priced releases) I’m certain this is due to a ‘shortage’ of the metals and Government knowledge of a near future rise in price. I am no longer able to keep up on either series as they are jammed so tightly in their recent release pattern that my budget can’t handle the overload. I have resigned form trying to keep it going. Thee Spouse coins, FIVE ounces, (over priced) all in a couple months. Now they are doing it with the New Proof Eagle tow coin set, and Proof Buffalo, Silver Proof sets and the 5 ounce Parks. IMPOSSIBLE! I QUit!

Zaz May 3, 2013 at 8:02 am

The release pattern is not nearly as tight as it was two years ago for the first FOUR of the collector 2010 ATB, and they were priced at $279.95. At $179.95, these should sell relatively briskly especially to the flipper crowd who might have blinked and missed out on the 2012 sellouts and the consequent increases from issue price.

jim May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

When I budget for something money goes into a special bucket every month so that when it finally comes available I have the money ready to buy. Things that come out sooner I borrow from other budget items and pay back with future month allocations. Which means that regardless of when a coin I’m interested in comes available I have the money to buy it. For years the mint has been erratic with it’s time table of coin releases. During this time I have been on a fixed income and yet I have been able to get what I’m interested in because of this method of budgeting. BTW spouses are available for at least a year so those should fit in your budget just fine.

Coin Monger May 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I only buy certain coins from the US Mint. Seems like a lot of their coins come out and later market value is less than directly from the mint. I watch for these and buy them a few years later when they are often times cheaper than getting them from the mint. I know that isn’t always the case, so I do buy some coins from them.

bubba May 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The remaining Chaco coins sold out rather quickly. Either they didn’t have many left or a lot of people grabbed them. I am hoping that there weren’t many
left and the mintage stayed low otherwise, paying $50 more for a coin than what the last bunch sold for is going to leave people stuck with them for a long time. They should have just ended the mintage early and added the extras back to the silver bin. They raised the prices and then silver dropped and
then they started selling out and you think you better buy and then they drop the price. Maybe the blessing in all this is they did sell out finally. The last people that bought them $50 cheaper really scored. Hopefully, the price of silver will stay down, so that collectors can make up for the higher prices they paid. Nice to see 2013’s are coming out and will be interesting to see mintages. They are releasing 4 of them in a three month period. It is going to be tough to keep up with them. At the lower prices they should be popular. One won’t be able to wait to order them like the 2011’s or 2012’s. Maybe this will generate some excitement for the series again. That would be good. Tough on the budget especially with the new 2 coin set coming out and the 1st 2013 5 oz coin within about 8 days.

jim May 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Except for a sell-out it would be nice if the US Mint would also publish last day of sale like what they do at the end of the year or with the two-coin set coming out this week. A running count of units sold on each coin’s web page would help one to gauge better a time to buy and make budgeting easier.

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