By CoinWeek News Staff….
UPDATE, 5-7-15: According to a notice sent to media outlets and authorized purchasers on May 7, 2015, the United States Mint is officially sold out of 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Kisatchie National Forest five-ounce silver bullion coins. The next coin in the series–the Blue Ridge Parkway five-ounce silver bullion coin–will be released on June 22. Expect demand to be high for it as well.
According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Corporate Communications at the United States Mint, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Kisatchie National Forest five-ounce silver bullion coin is temporarily sold out and currently unavailable for purchase on the U.S. Mint website.
Mint sales figures as of Sunday, April 26 show that 30,000 of the 5-oz. silver bullion coins had been sold to date.
The sellout of the Kisatchie silver bullion coin was accomplished in a mere six to nine days, depending on whether you go by the release of last week’s sales figures on April 26 or the April 29 announcement. It is the second of two 2015 America the Beautiful silver bullion coins released so far this year to do so; the Homestead National Monument 5-oz. silver bullion coin also sold out by April 1, having been on sale only since February 17. The decline in the spot price of silver in the precious metals commodities market is the most common explanation for the series’ surprising success.
The 2015 Kisatchie silver bullion coin was originally released on April 20.
Sales of the 5-oz. silver coin will resume on May 4, the same day the Mint opens sales of the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. The Special Silver Set is another highly-anticipated Spring release, as it includes the Mint’s first-ever reverse proof Roosevelt dime (P).
CoinWeek will observe sales of both products and keep you informed as the story develops.
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