Sales kicked off on Monday for the Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, the fourth 2014-dated release from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins. Its design is identical to the Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter.
United States Mint sales of the bullion coin opened at 3,400. Here is a table of current sales for all bullion and uncirculated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins. Those with a “*” have sold out or are no longer available.
|Bullion (Investor)||Uncirculated (Collector)|
|2010 Hot Springs National Park||33,000*||27,000*|
|2010 Yellowstone National Park||33,000*||27,000*|
|2010 Yosemite National Parks||33,000*||27,000*|
|2010 Grand Canyon National Park||33,000*||26,019*|
|2010 Mount Hood National Park||33,000*||26,928*|
|2011 Gettysburg National Park||126,700*||24,625*|
|2011 Glacier National Park||126,700*||20,856*|
|2011 Olympic National Park||104,900*||18,398*|
|2011 Vicksburg National Park||58,100*||18,594*|
|2011 Chickasaw National Park||48,700*||16,827*|
|2012 El Yunque National Park||24,000*||17,314*|
|2012 Chaco Culture National Park||24,400*||17,146*|
|2012 Acadia National Park||25,400*||14,978*|
|2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||20,000*||14,863*|
|2012 Denali National Park||20,000*||15,225*|
|2013 White Mountain National Forest||35,000*||20,530*|
|2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial||30,000*||17,707*|
|2013 Great Basin National Park||30,000*||17,792*|
|2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine||30,000*||19,802*|
|2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial||35,000*||23,547*|
|2014 Great Smoky Mountains National Park||29,500||24,706|
|2014 Shenandoah National Park||20,000||25,898|
|2014 Arches National Park||20,000||25,699|
|2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park||3,400||–|
The collectible Great Sand Dunes Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is scheduled to launch on Sept. 15, 2014 for a fixed price of $154.95. Still to come this year are quarter and five ounce releases commemorating Everglades National Park.
5-ounce bullion coins, which boast a 3-inch diameter and 99.9% silver purity, are not offered directly to the public by the U.S. Mint at a static price like numismatic uncirculated versions with the ‘P’ mint mark. Instead, the Mint sells them through a network of distributors called authorized purchasers at a price of $9.75 per coin plus spot. They are then resold to other parties for a small premium. Coin and bullion dealers are now accepting orders for the coins for prices ranging from around $115 to $125 with discounts offered at larger quantities.
In related coin news, the U.S. Mint released the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter earlier on Monday, selling them in rolls and bags at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95. Designs across all the versions — whether on the quarters or 5-ounce bullion and uncirculated coins — are the same. The five ounce silver coins, aside from their larger size, do have edge letters of “.999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE." Quarters have reeded edges.