Celebrations and launches kick off this week and next week for products featuring designs emblematic of Arches National Park in Utah.
Today, the United States announced a release date for the bullion version of the three-inch, 99.9% pure Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Coin. It’ll debut next Monday, June 9, along with rolls and bags of Arches quarters.
Here’s a bulleted list of upcoming events and releases surrounding the commemoration of the park:
- U.S. Mint Coin Forum, June 5
- Arches National Park Quarter Ceremony and Coin Exchange, June 6
- Arches National Park Quarter Releases, June 9
- Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, June 9
- Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, June 12
For more information about the coin forum, launch ceremony and coin exchange, read this previous coin news article.
Both five ounce silver coins share the same designs as the smaller quarters, Donna Weaver’s depiction of the park’s 65-foot freestanding Delicate Arch. The bullion version, struck for investors, has a brilliant finish and is sold through the U.S. Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers. Coin and precious dealers will begin taking orders for it within a few days, selling them for around $3-$5 per ounce over the spot price of silver. The uncirculated silver coin for collectors will be available directly from the U.S. Mint at www.usmint.gov/catalog for $154.95. While both of these coins are struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, only the collector version has a denoting "P" mint mark on its obverse.
Looks like the mint canceled the subscription service for the proof versions of these 5 oz AT coins.
No, the web site still says you can subscribe to Arches 5oz….
The US mint does not produce a 5oz proof coin. It is only made in uncirculated condition.