Demand is high for bullion and numismatic versions of 2013 White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Coins. Debut sales for both issues topped last year’s coins.
Released Thursday, May 16, 2013, the numismatic 2013-P White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin scored five-day starting sales of 10,605. By comparison, debut sales for the past five coins in the series were:
|Numismatic 2012 ATB Uncirculated Silver Coins||Release Dates||Debut Sales*||Final Sales|
|2012-P El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||May 29, 2012||6,514||17,314|
|2012-P Chaco Culture National Historic Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||Jul 9, 2012||6,365||17,146|
|2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||Aug 13, 2012||6,552||14,978|
|2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||Sept 24, 2012||9,186||14,863|
|2012-P Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||Nov 5, 2012||6,905||15,225|
*Time periods for the first reported sales of the 2012-dated coins were one week or a day shy of one week.
Released Monday, May 13, 2013 in an allocated basis, the investment-grade 2013 White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin notched nine-day starting sales of 23,300. The level has already surpassed final sales of the previous two bullion coins and it is near the final totals for the other three coins from last year.
|Investor 2012 ATB Bullion Silver Coins||Final Sales|
|2012 El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins||24,000|
|2012 Chaco Culture National Historic Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins||24,400|
|2012 Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins||25,400|
|2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins||20,000|
|2012 Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins||20,000|
Why Are Sales Stronger?
Simply said, lower pricing is a major factor supporting both silver coins. United States Mint coin prices have fallen along with silver this year. The 2013-P White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is $179.95, which is $50 lower than the prior Denali silver coin and $100 cheaper than the very first 2010-dated coin. All past coins have had prices of $204.95, $229.95 or $279.95. The bullion version has a lower price tag as well since it sells for a few percentage points above its melt value.
Both bullion and numismatic 2013 White Mountain silver coins have the same melt values, identical designs and the same coin specifications. Differences include how they are sold, the brilliant finish of the bullion coin compared to the uncirculated finish of the numismatic coin and the presence of the Philadelphia Mint’s "P" mint mark on the numismatic coin.
Silver coins honoring White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire are the first releases this year in their respective series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins. Four more unique designs will launch later this year.