US Mint Ends May with El Yunque 5 Oz Coin, Starts June with Bicentennial Dollar


May turned out to be an exciting month for collectors, especially after a couple annual core sets were released. To end May and start June, the U.S. Mint plans to release an America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin followed by a commemorative Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial silver dollar set.

El Yunque Silver Coin and Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar
In ending May, the U.S. Mint will release the El Yunque 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. In starting June, the bureau will release a bicentennial set containing a commemorative Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof Coin with associated memorabilia.

Beginning Tuesday, May 29, the 2012 El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin will be released. This 99.9% pure silver issue will be $204.95 each, the same price as the still-available 2011-dated strikes in the series.

Upon its launch, collectors will be able to purchase the coin honoring the national forest in Puerto Rico via the U.S. Mint website on this product page.

Coming Friday, June 1, the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set will be available. More details are expected soon. Per a brochure mailed by the U.S. Mint, the set will contain a proof silver dollar plus memorabilia celebrating the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States written by Francis Scott Key.

Already in the U.S. Mint’s line up are the Star-Spangled Banner commemorative $5 gold proof and uncirculated coins, $1 silver proof and uncirculated silver dollars, and a two-coin set containing both proof strikes. The commemorative coins for sale now and the set to be added will be found on the U.S. Mint page located here.

Each of the new products will be available on their respective issue date beginning at 12:00 noon ET.

The table below lists the product release schedule for the United States Mint in the final days of May and the start of June.

Upcoming US Mint Numismatic Product Releases for May, June

Release Date U.S. Mint 2012 Numismatic Product Product Price
5/29 El Yunque National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin $204.95
6/01 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set TBD
6/04 Silver Proof Set $67.95
6/07 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Proof Set TBD
6/11 Acadia National Park Quarter Two-Roll Sets $32.95
6/11 Acadia National Park Quarter Bags, Philadelphia $34.95
6/11 Acadia National Park Quarter Bags, Denver $34.95
6/12 Acadia Quarters Three-Coin Set $9.95
6/19 Grover Cleveland (First Term) Presidential $1 Coin Cover $19.95
6/21 2012-S El Yunque Quarters Bags TBD
6/21 2012-S El Yunque Quarters Rolls TBD
6/26 2012 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets TBD


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