The U.S. Mint’s supply of 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins ran out Tuesday, April 28, when the last few hundred sold and their total reached 30,000.
More are on the way. Sales of the coin will resume next Monday, May 4, the Mint told its distributors.
Struck in 99.9% fine silver at the United States Mint facility in Philadelphia, Kisatchie silver bullion coins went on sale a week ago Monday, April 20. Early demand was strong with 23,000 ordered on the first day. Sales by the end of the week totaled 29,500 coins. Another 300 moved on Monday, and then the last 200 of the available supply sold on Tuesday.
It shouldn’t take too long after their return for orders to reach 35,000. Then, don’t be surprised if you hear an official sellout announcement — just like the previous five ounce coin commemorating Homestead National Monument of America. It took the Homestead piece about 1 1/2 months to hit the level.
The U.S. Mint offers its five-ounce coins through a network of "authorized purchasers" at a price of $9.75 per coin, plus spot. The coins make their way to coin and precious metals dealers who resell them for around $21-$25 per coin, plus spot, with discounts offered at higher quantities.
On Tuesday, April 28, the Mint started selling the collector Kisatchie uncirculated version directly to the public for $149.95. It has an authorized mintage maximum of 30,000.