CoinWeek Staff Reports….
At noon Eastern today, the United States Mint will accept orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Sand Dunes National Park.
The five ounce .999 silver coin is being issued at $154.95. At the current spot price of $18.62 per ounce, the bullion coin has a precious metals value of $93.10. The coin has a face value of a quarter.
The U.S. Mint has set a maximum mintage for this coin is 30,000 units.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Each coin is enclosed in a protective plastic capsule and placed in an attractive presentation case. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Orders for the coin can be placed on the Mint’s website and by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.