2014-P Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Coins Hit 20K in Sales Debut

by Mike Unser on September 23, 2014 · 6 comments

Compared to earlier releases this year, opening sales tapered a bit for the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. But then the previous five ouncers didn’t debut during a period in which silver prices tumbled to a four-year low. In that environment, the Great Sand Dunes coin was less of a bargain at its fixed price of $154.95.

2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

From its release on Monday, Sept. 15, through to Sunday, Sept. 21, the coin logged sales of 20,047. The immediate prior America the Beautiful Silver Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, commemorating Arches National Park, opened with sales of 21,301.

The following table shows how starting sales of the Great Sand Dunes silver coin compared to others in the series since 2012:

Numismatic ATB Uncirculated Silver Coins Release Dates Debut Sales Latest Sales
2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins Sept 15, 2014 20,047 20,047
2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins June 12, 2014 21,301 26,665
2014-P Shenandoah National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins May 15, 2014 20,120 26,706
2014-P Great Smoky Mountains National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins April 7, 2014 21,415 24,725 / Final
2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Coins Nov 7, 2013 14,012 23,547 / Final
2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Five Ounce Silver Coins Aug 29, 2013 10,878 19,802 / Final
2013-P Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins July 25, 2013 8,819 17,792 / Final
2013-P Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Silver Coins June 6, 2013 7,966 17,707 / Final
2013-P White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Coins May 16, 2013 10,605 20,530 / Final
2012-P El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Coins May 29, 2012 6,514 17,314 / Final
2012-P Chaco Culture National Historic Park Five Ounce Silver Coins Jul 9, 2012 6,365 17,146 / Final
2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins Aug 13, 2012 6,552 14,978 / Final
2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins Sept 24, 2012 9,186 14,863 / Final
2012-P Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Coins Nov 5, 2012 6,905 15,225 / Final

 

America the Beautiful Silver Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins may be ordered by visiting the U.S. Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin September 24, 2014 at 12:49 am

I cancelled my 5 oz ATB coin subscription since the Mint cancelled the discount. I hope thousands of others do the same.

Jp September 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

When did they cancel the subscription? Does that affect this years last coin?

Bizybackson September 24, 2014 at 8:26 am

Everglades should come in vastly lower in Nov. since the 10% subscription discount has been eliminated.

Kahoola September 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm

JP, look at the email from the Mint Sept. 18th “IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES MINT”. Look under the heading “•Shipping Procedures, Returns and Fulfillment Center Changes”. Under the second star point is written “Eligible subscription products shipped before September 27, 2014 will receive the current subscription discount; eligible subscription products shipped subsequent to the launch of the new website will be charged at regular price.”

I could be mistaken, but it sure sounds to me like they are ending the subscription discount.

If so, they will still mail you the subscription but you will pay the full list price, no 10% discount. Can anybody correct me if i am wrong?

JimmyD September 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I’m headed over to the mint’s web site now to cancel my subscription. I’ll bundle several items in one shipment to make up for the 10% increase on the mints most loyal costumers.

Kevin September 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

JimmyD. Excellent point about loyal customers.

Even at the discounted rate, the Mint was still making a mint in premium profit. Shoot, we ought to get some kind of price break since we paid $279 each when these first came out.

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