Yosemite Silver Coin on Final Waiting List, Latest Five Ounce Sales


Yosemite National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated CoinYosemite National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are back with a waiting list notice, the United States Mint online catalog page for the coin reveals again. The collector .999 fine silver coin was placed there once before, but in error.

The Mint’s waiting list indicates the bureau has received the maximum 27,000 orders for the coin, and that new orders may still be placed. Those, however, will not be processed unless an old one is canceled. The method permits the Mint to sell as many of the coins as possible without confusing customers by having to stop and start their availability based on cancellations.

"In an effort to provide as many customers as possible with the opportunity to purchase these products, the United States Mint will retain a limited quantity of orders above the maximum product limit. In the event products become available because of cancellations, we will fulfill orders from the waitlist on a first-in, first-served basis. These cancellations sometimes occur from payment problems," the Mint describes.

Latest Five Ounce Coin Sales

The latest United States Mint sales figures had indicated that 260 Yosemite National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins remained as of Sunday.

Also available from the Mint in the five ounce size is the Grand Canyon National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. The Mint began selling it on June 29 for $279.95. Limited to a mintage of 27,000, like the other coins in the series, its latest sales are at 22,026, leaving 4,974 remaining.

The United States Mint will begin sales of the final 2010-dated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated coin on July 28. It honors Mount Hood National Forest located in the state of Oregon. Collectors can then begin looking for the five 2011-dated coins which are expected out in staggered releases through the rest of the year.

US Mint Raises Product Prices

In other US Mint news on Wednesday, the bureau as expected raised prices on its collector platinum and gold coins. The increases follow sharply higher prices in precious metals. The affected products and new sales prices follow:

US Mint Product New Price Change
Proof American Platinum Eagle $2,092.00 +$100.00
Uncirculated First Spouse Coins $941.00 +$25.00
Proof First Spouse Coins $954.00 +$25.00
American Gold Buffalo $1,860.00 +$50.00
1 oz Uncirculated Gold Eagle $1,828.00 +$50.00
1 oz Proof Gold Eagle $1,835.00 +$50.00
1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle $931.00 +$25.00
1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle $478.00 +$12.50
1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle $205.50 +$5.00
Proof Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set $3,400.50 +$92.50


To join the Yosemite silver coin waiting list or place an order for any of the products shown above, visit the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov/.

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The release date for the Mt Hood 5 oz coin is July 28, not July 18.