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).