2020-P National Park of American Samoa 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 6, 2020 · 7 comments

Just a few days after its companion quarter launched, the United States Mint released today the 2020-P National Park of American Samoa Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

2020-P National Park of American Samoa Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Sides and Packaging

Uncirculated 2020-P National Park of American Samoa Five Ounce Silver Coins arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and include a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity

Like the quarter dollar, the design found on the silver coin’s reverse is emblematic of the national park located in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. However, unlike the quarter, this coin is minted from 5 ounces of .999 fine silver and has an extremely large diameter of 3 inches.

The coin continues the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series which mirrors the quarter program. Both were introduced in 2010 and have seen five new issues annually with each honoring a different site of national interest. (One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.) The programs end next year with a final design.

Coin Designs and Specifications

Found on the new coin’s reverse is a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree. Her pup is also shown, evoking the effort the species uses to nurture their young.

2020-S Proof National Park of American Samoa Quarter

The National Park of American Samoa quarter depicts a Samoan Fruit Bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The above CoinNews photo shows a proof version of the quarter released earlier this year. The larger 5-ounce silver coin features the same design, but in a vapor blast uncirculated finish. It also has a flat or smooth edge compared to the reeded edge found on quarters.

Inscribed around the image are NATIONAL PARK, AMERICAN SAMOA, 2020 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Richard Masters created the design and Phebe Hemphill sculpted it.

Lowell National Historical Park quarters and 5-ounce silver coin

This CoinNews photo shows last year’s first America the Beautiful quarter and 5-ounce coin honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts. It highlights the size difference between the two issues.

Appearing on the coin’s obverse (heads) is the John Flanagan portrait of George Washington. This image is a familiar one to most as it has appeared, with a couple of changes, on circulating quarter dollars since 1932.

Obverse of a 2019-P ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

This CoinNews photo shows the obverse or heads side of an America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (held within its protective capsule). The portrait and inscriptions are common across the series, and on companion quarters.

Obverse inscriptions read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR. There is also a ‘P’ mintmark indicating the coin’s production at the Philadelphia Mint.

2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Coin Edges

This CoinNews photo shows the incused edge lettering that is on America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

An edge inscription on each piece shows its specifications of 999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Specifications

Finish: Uncirculated
Denomination: Quarter
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 5.000 troy oz.
(155.517 grams)
Diameter: 3.000 inches
(76.20 mm)
Edge: Lettered

 

Ordering and Price

The 2012-P National Park of American Samoa Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is available directly from the U.S. Mint’s product page for silver coins. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Mintage is limited to 20,000 pieces with no household or ordering restrictions in place. Each coin is sold for $178.25, marking an increase of $23.30 from coins released in 2019.

Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins

Bullion versions of these coins are also produced by the U.S. Mint. They have a brilliant finish unlike the vapor blast finish of the uncirculated coin, and they lack a mintmark despite also being produced at the Philadelphia Mint.

In addition, the Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public like their uncirculated coins. Instead, they are sold for a small premium over spot through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers.

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Piedmont

I cancelled my subscription to these, after the price increase. I think the designs are mediocre at best, and the quality is usually inconsistent. Also, the price is fairly close to what I could get a 10 ounce Canadian or Perth Mint bullion coin for.

lonnie
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the u.s. mint was totally wrong on all of the price increases. they have became extremely greedy!!!!!!!!!!

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Mjs1447

I’m sure you’re not alone – which is probably why the Mint has basically stopped publishing weekly mintages…

Chas Barber
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Pricing is ridiculous..try to sell these P’s 5z’ers for a profit or much more than bullion value. @ LCS they NEVER…NEVER EVER have had a customer come in asking for a P burnished 5z ATB. No real legs in aftermarket lest it be HI or other early quick sellers. You’d be bat sheet crazy to pay almost 2x spot for this when you can get 2 bullion bats from Wuhaun for a little bit ma$.
I bought one mint item the $1 Nat Am C&C SETS, 8 has to all go back ZERO quality control. I bough NOTHING last year expect the 5z & AG Apollos the rest was junque and the 5z Apollo 11 may never go up lest AG crash $50…..

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I’ve only observed one of the new ones on Ebay and the seller has it listed for $225.00. Only one!!!

Gary G
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Gary G

I didn’t know an uncirculated coin was a “vapor blast finish”. I thought they were just shiny.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I can buy a 10-OZ Silver Bar for close to the same price, or buy one from MCM, etc. for under $120.00 if I like the design. And I love silver. I like the feel of the 5 OZ and 10 OZ bars. What is the Mint doing!!!! I can see myself only purchasing 10% of what I bought last year from the US Mint. Sad.