2014 Arches National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

by Mike Unser on June 12, 2014 · 4 comments

Arches National Park makes one of its final numismatic appearances with today’s launch of a three-inch, five ounce silver coin bearing a reverse design emblematic of the site in Utah.

2014-P Arches National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin and Case

2014-P Arches National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin (obverse and reverse) and Case

New from the United States Mint is the 2014-P Arches silver coin, the third release this year and the 23rd overall from the series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

Pricing, Discount and Premiums

This latest collectible product is available at a regular price of $154.95. Subscribers to the five ounce series received a special 10% discount and paid $139.45, or $15.50 less. Subscribers are U.S. Mint customers who made a commitment to order new issues as they are released. Either price is bargain compared to when the series was introduced in 2010. Those early coins sold for $279.95 a piece, but silver prices were higher then as well.

America the Beautiful silver coins are composed in 99.9% pure silver and at Thursday’s London silver fix price of $19.33 an ounce, each has an intrinsic or melt value of $96.65. At the coin’s regular or non-discounted price, that places the U.S. Mint premium per ounce at $11.66. As a comparison using today’s silver price, U.S. Mint premiums are $33.62 for its one-ounce proof Silver Eagle and $24.62 for its uncirculated Silver Eagle.

Arches National Park Silver Coin Design

Designs on these coins are the same as those on Arches National Park quarters which launched into circulation on Monday, June 9, 2014.

2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The reverse side of the 2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The reverse or tails side design, created by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers, shows Delicate Arch with La Sal Mountains in the background. Delicate Arch is a natural wonder that is recognized throughout the world.

Obverses of America the Beautiful coins have George Washington’s portrait as designed by John Flanagan.

Edges of the quarters and the silver coins are different. Quarters have a reeded edge while edges of five ounce silvers coins are flat and incused with ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."

Photo of Edge Letterings on America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

This photo shows the incused edge letterings that appear on all America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins. These happen to be bullion versions.

See five ounce coins made at the Philadelphia Mint.

Sales of 2013 – 2014 ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins

All five of last year’s coins sold out, although the U.S. Mint did not produce them to the original stated maximum mintages with earlier demand setting how many were actually made. This year’s first release sold out and the second issue is still on sale. Here is a table of 2013 and 2014 sales as of Sunday, June 1.

Sales Stated Mintages Notes
2014-P Shenandoah Silver Uncirculated Coin 22,878 30,000 Released May 15
2014-P Great Smoky Mountains Silver Uncirculated Coin 24,725 25,000 Sold Out
2013-P White Mountain Silver Uncirculated Coin 20,530
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coin 17,707
2013-P Great Basin Silver Uncirculated Coin 17,792
2013-P Fort McHenry Silver Uncirculated Coin 19,802
2013-P Mount Rushmore Silver Uncirculated Coin 23,547

 

Ordering

Orders for the 2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin may be placed online from the United States Mint website using this product page. They may also be called in at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No per household ordering limits are in place.

Coins arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and come with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.

Bullion Version of Arches National Park 5 Oz Silver Coin

The U.S. Mint also produces and sells bullion five ounce silver coins that are intended for investors. The Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin debuted along with the quarters on Monday, June 9 and has sales of 13,500 as of Wednesday, June 11. The Mint sells bullion coins to authorized distributors who buy them in bulk and resell them in smaller quantities to dealers or straight to the public.

These coins share the same designs and specifications as the above described uncirculated pieces. In differences, they have:

  • a brilliant instead of matte finish like the uncirculated coins,
  • are also made in Philadelphia but lack the "P" mint mark, and
  • do not come in special U.S. Mint packaging

Bullion five ounce silver coins are usually available from precious metals and coin dealers for a few dollars per ounce over spot.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Backroad June 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

>New from the United States Mint is the 2014-P Arches silver coin, the second release this year and the 23rd overall from the series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

This should say the third release this year. JFYI…

Mike Unser June 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Thanks Backroad. Fixed.

Kevin June 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

I wish the Mint would just leave mintage at 25,000 and stop fiddling with it. A similar strategy backfired on these atb coins before. Mint upped the mintage and sales dropped. Leave well enough alone, I say.

Ilovesilver June 25, 2014 at 8:21 am

5000 coins+ were sold to oversea,,

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