Compared to earlier releases this year, opening sales tapered a bit for the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. But then the previous five ouncers didn’t debut during a period in which silver prices tumbled to a four-year low. In that environment, the Great Sand Dunes coin was less of a bargain at its fixed price of $154.95.
From its release on Monday, Sept. 15, through to Sunday, Sept. 21, the coin logged sales of 20,047. The immediate prior America the Beautiful Silver Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, commemorating Arches National Park, opened with sales of 21,301.
The following table shows how starting sales of the Great Sand Dunes silver coin compared to others in the series since 2012:
|Numismatic ATB Uncirculated Silver Coins||Release Dates||Debut Sales||Latest Sales|
|2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||Sept 15, 2014||20,047||20,047|
|2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||June 12, 2014||21,301||26,665|
|2014-P Shenandoah National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||May 15, 2014||20,120||26,706|
|2014-P Great Smoky Mountains National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||April 7, 2014||21,415||24,725 / Final|
|2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Coins||Nov 7, 2013||14,012||23,547 / Final|
|2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Five Ounce Silver Coins||Aug 29, 2013||10,878||19,802 / Final|
|2013-P Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||July 25, 2013||8,819||17,792 / Final|
|2013-P Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Silver Coins||June 6, 2013||7,966||17,707 / Final|
|2013-P White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Coins||May 16, 2013||10,605||20,530 / Final|
|2012-P El Yunque National Forest Five Ounce Silver Coins||May 29, 2012||6,514||17,314 / Final|
|2012-P Chaco Culture National Historic Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||Jul 9, 2012||6,365||17,146 / Final|
|2012-P Acadia National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||Aug 13, 2012||6,552||14,978 / Final|
|2012-P Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins||Sept 24, 2012||9,186||14,863 / Final|
|2012-P Denali National Park and Preserve Five Ounce Silver Coins||Nov 5, 2012||6,905||15,225 / Final|
America the Beautiful Silver Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins may be ordered by visiting the U.S. Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
I cancelled my 5 oz ATB coin subscription since the Mint cancelled the discount. I hope thousands of others do the same.
When did they cancel the subscription? Does that affect this years last coin?
Everglades should come in vastly lower in Nov. since the 10% subscription discount has been eliminated.
JP, look at the email from the Mint Sept. 18th “IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES MINT”. Look under the heading “•Shipping Procedures, Returns and Fulfillment Center Changes”. Under the second star point is written “Eligible subscription products shipped before September 27, 2014 will receive the current subscription discount; eligible subscription products shipped subsequent to the launch of the new website will be charged at regular price.” I could be mistaken, but it sure sounds to me like they are ending the subscription discount. If so, they will still mail you the subscription but you will pay the full list… Read more »
I’m headed over to the mint’s web site now to cancel my subscription. I’ll bundle several items in one shipment to make up for the 10% increase on the mints most loyal costumers.
JimmyD. Excellent point about loyal customers.
Even at the discounted rate, the Mint was still making a mint in premium profit. Shoot, we ought to get some kind of price break since we paid $279 each when these first came out.