By CoinWeek News Staff….
UPDATE, 6-23-2015: As of 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the United States Mint gives a total mintage of 35,000 for the Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin.
According to a notice sent by the United States Mint on Monday, June 22, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin is temporarily sold out. Sales will resume with the production of new coins at a later date, which the Mint has yet to announce.
A check of the Mint’s website did not give a total mintage for the coin.
This is the third coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters silver bullion coin program from 2015 to sell out. The Homestead National Monument 5 oz silver bullion coin was released on February 17 and sold out by April 1, with a final mintage of 35,000. The Kisatchie National Forest 5 oz silver bullion coin sold out within nine days of its initial release on April 20, 2015. Final mintage figures for that coin total 42,000.
The next coin in the series–the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 5 oz silver bullion coin–is set for release in October. A specific date has not been given.
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