Hawaii Volcanoes 5 Oz Silver Coin in September’s Final Week

by Rhonda Kay on September 21, 2012 · 8 comments

Hawaii Volcanoes 5 Oz Silver Coin

The Hawaii Volcanoes 5 Oz Silver Coin is scheduled as the final numismatic release in September

The United States Mint has only one numismatic product scheduled to launch in the final week of September, the collector 2012-P Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Five 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Monday, September 24, marks the release date for the next three-inch diameter, 99.9% pure silver coin. Pricing for the new Hawaii Volcanoes coin remains $204.95, just like issues released earlier this year.

This massive yet beautiful coin represents the national park located in the state of Hawaii. It is the 14th strike overall in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin series. The U.S. Mint will accept orders online at the product page, located here, as well as by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Sales will begin at 12:00 noon ET.

Forthcoming U.S. Mint product releases are shown in table below. At the time of this writing, only the Hawaii Volcanoes silver coin has been scheduled with an exact release date. All 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins have launch dates of To Be Determined (TBD).

Release Date U.S. Mint 2012 Numismatic Product Product Price
09/24/2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin $204.95
TBD Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Proof TBD
TBD Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Uncirculated TBD
TBD Frances Cleveland (first term) First Spouse Gold Proof TBD
TBD Frances Cleveland (first term) First Spouse Gold Uncirculated TBD
TBD Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Proof TBD
TBD Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated TBD
TBD Frances Cleveland (second term) First Spouse Gold Proof TBD
TBD Frances Cleveland (second term) First Spouse Gold Uncirculated TBD


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TerryP September 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

I think this will be one of the most high-demand ATB pucks issued due to the design, etc….it’s really pretty cool……..and the premium over melt here is much better than that of 5 silver eagles. I plan on picking up a stack of these…just glad that the Mint didn’t bump the price with the runup in silver. If you’re looking for a great way to invest up to $10-$15k in silver, this is the ticket. Just my 2c….

george glazener September 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yep, it is a beauty. Good thing about it too (at least on the reverse) is the fiery spew design will hide a lot of flaws or nicks that would otherwise stand out like a sore thumb. The MINT will get away with a lot of mistakes on this one.

RonnieBGood September 21, 2012 at 10:52 am


Boz September 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

There was a little manipulation of the silver market a couple hours ago. I thought oops here goes the price for next week’s hawaii puck. Keeping fingers crossed that the release will go on as scheduled and not be suspended pending reprising.

Poggie September 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

Better than the U.S. Mints collector version is the ‘bullion version’. Much closer to spot.

Terry September 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

Yeah, the bullion version will save you probably $15/$20 per piece…but I’m thinking that there’s value in the UNC version that justifies that. Either one is the perfect item to buy right now given the premium on Silver Eagles, etc.

I was worried about the hawaii puck going to $225 also. Grab them while you can!!

Joe September 22, 2012 at 10:59 am

The mint makes about 29,000 collector versions & 100,000 bullion ATB 5oz coins. Right now I see the bullion selling $1 more than the collector version.

Terry September 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

I see monster boxes of the Hawaii bullion (100 pucks) at a bit less than $3 over spot silver…..about $183.00 each + shipping (as of today). The collector version will debut at $204 today….so that’s another $4/ounce premium. Both still better than mint-order Silver Eagles in terms of pricing.

I think the mintage #’s for the Hawaii collector (UNC) version are going to be lower than that. Not sure. I’d pick up some today when they’re released. I’ve never been worried about a quick sell-out of the ATB UC’s before, but this might actually be the first one that does. We’ll see…

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