2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coin Launches

by Mike Unser on February 18, 2015 · 3 comments

Sales of the first 2015-dated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin kicked off on Tuesday, Feb 17. Featuring a reverse design emblematic of Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, United States Mint distributors grabbed 14,200 of them.

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

This photo shows the incused edge letterings of .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE that appear on all America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins.

Designs on these 99.9% silver bullion coin are just like those found on companion Homestead quarters, except scaled in size to fit on 3-inch diameter surfaces.

Next week, on Feb. 24, the U.S. Mint will begin selling Homestead quarters in rolls and bags at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95. (The quarters were unveiled in a ceremony last week.) Then on Mar. 5, the Mint will offer the collectible Homestead five ounce silver coin in uncirculated quality for $149.95.

Homestead National Monument of America Quarter

The Homestead National Monument of America Quarter depicts a cabin, water pump and two ears of corn

Five ounce bullion coins are not offered directly to the public like collectible uncirculated editions. Intended for investors, the U.S. Mint sells them through a network of authorized distributors at a price of $9.75 per coin plus spot. Coin and precious metals dealers are now pre-selling Homestead National Monument of America Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins for about $105 each.

All five ounce coins are struck at the Philadelphia Mint using the same coining press. Only the collector uncirculated versions have the Philadelphia Mint’s "P" mint mark, however.

Grabener 1000 Ton Coin Press at Philadelphia Mint

Grabener 1000 ton press. This press at the Philadelphia Mint strikes all America the Beautiful three-inch bullion and uncirculated silver coins.

Here is a table of current sales for both types of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins. Those with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.

2010-2014 Sales of ATB Five Ounce Silver Coins

Bullion (Investor) Uncirculated (Collector)
2010 Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas) 33,000* 27,000*
2010 Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) 33,000* 27,000*
2010 Yosemite National Parks (California) 33,000* 27,000*
2010 Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) 33,000* 26,019*
2010 Mount Hood National Park (Oregon) 33,000* 26,928*
2011 Gettysburg National Park (Pennsylvania) 126,700* 24,625*
2011 Glacier National Park (Montana) 126,700* 20,856*
2011 Olympic National Park (Washington) 104,900* 18,398*
2011 Vicksburg National Park (Mississippi) 58,100* 18,594*
2011 Chickasaw National Park (Oklahoma) 48,700* 16,827*
2012 El Yunque National Park (Puerto Rico) 24,000* 17,314*
2012 Chaco Culture National Park (New Mexico) 24,400* 17,146*
2012 Acadia National Park (Maine) 25,400* 14,978*
2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) 20,000* 14,863*
2012 Denali National Park (Alaska) 20,000* 15,225*
2013 White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire) 35,000* 20,530*
2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio) 30,000* 17,707*
2013 Great Basin National Park (Nevada) 30,000* 17,792*
2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Maryland) 30,000* 19,802*
2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota) 35,000* 23,547*
2014 Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee) 33,000* 24,710*
2014 Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) 25,000* 28,452
2014 Arches National Park (Utah) 22,000* 28,435
2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado) 21,900* 22,753
2014 Everglades National Park (Florida) 34,000* 20,866

 

Upcoming 2015-dated five ounce coins and quarters include those honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, and Saratoga National Historical Park in New York.

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Boz February 18, 2015 at 4:47 pm

This isn’t the best design but the price looks to be good with silver way down and free shipping available from at least some sources.

Legend February 19, 2015 at 6:34 am

A huge bargain which appreciates in leaps and bounds. And…it is because they are ALL exquisitely beautiful. Thanks and a hat tip to the mint.

joe February 22, 2015 at 9:03 am

PLEASE TELL ME YOUR EXPERT OPINION ON THE SALE OF 2014 SILVER LIMITED EDITION SET BEING SOLD ON 3/17/15. ITS PRODUCED IN 2015: IS THIS NOT A FIRST FOR THE MINT AND WILL IT BE IN GREAT DEMAND TOO.
THANK YOU

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