2011-P Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Sells Out

by Mike Unser on December 6, 2012 · 1 comment

Visitors to the United States Mint website will find that the 2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is now listed as sold out.

2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The 99.9% pure silver coin with a 3.0 inch diameter was added to the "No Longer Available" section of the U.S. Mint’s website earlier this week.

It was the first of the 2011-dated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins released last year, on September 22, 2011. The four other five ounce collector coins remain available, although the U.S. Mint has already indicated through its "Last Chance Sale" that those would go off sale on December 31, 2012 at 12:00 noon ET.

First issued at a price of $279.95, volatile silver prices resulted in a several price adjustments for the coin — first down to $229.95, then lower to $204.95 and then increased back to $229.95. That is where the price stood at the time of its sellout, and what the other coins are listed for today.

Gettysburg Mintages and Sales

A maximum mintage of 35,000 was stated at the time the Gettysburg coin launched. It did not meet that level. Its most recent weekly sales increase was 187, bringing its sales total to 24,572.

For reference, here are the sales figures for all of five ounce collector coins still available from the U.S. Mint.

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Latest Sales Mintages
2010-P Hot Springs National Park Silver Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yellowstone National Park Silver Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yosemite National Park Silver Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Grand Canyon National Park Silver Coin 26,019 Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park Silver Coin 26,928 Sold Out
2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Silver Coin 24,572 Sold Out
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 20,369 20,369 of 35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 17,860 17,860 of 35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 18,043 18,043 of 35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 16,252 16,252 of 35,000
2012-P El Yunque National Park Silver Coin 15,090 15,090 of 25,000
2012-P Chaco Culture National Park Silver Coin 12,504 12,504 of 25,000
2012-P Acadia National Park Silver Coin 12,974 12,974 of 25,000
2012-P Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Silver Coin 13,441 13,441 of 25,000
2012-P Denali National Park Silver Coin 9,634 9,634 of 25,000


Above uncirculated coin sales are as of December 3, 2012.

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I wonder what the mint is thinking. They raise the price of the 5 oz coins and the price of silver retreated, but they kept the price up. So, this limits purchases of the 5 oz. A stated limit is 35,000 and they set a deadline of Dec 31st. Then they announce a sellout of one with less than 25,000 mintage. It is like they don’t want to sell too many of the 5 oz coins. I get the feeling that there might only be so many of each one left and the deadline doesn’t mean anything.