2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin Mintage

Investors and coin collectors can expect a maximum mintage of 500,000 2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins, according to the U.S. Mint.

2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
The five 2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin designs -- both obverse and reverse -- will be duplicates of the five 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters

With five coins set for production this year, that leaves each at 100,000 with an equal split — although specific levels have not been officially revealed as the Mint is in the process of seeking approval from the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

And while the bullion coins were initially expected to launch late in Summer 2010, Fall 2010 is the latest forecast for when their production will begin.

This latest news comes courtesy of a CoinNews.net article that recounts the latest information as provided by United States Mint spokesperson Michael White.

As a quick recap, the America the Beautiful Silver Coin Program runs concurrently with the America the Beautiful Quarters™ series, and will features 56 different designs through 2021 depicting U.S. national parks and national sites. In fact, the coins will be duplicates or replicates of the circulating quarters, down to their quarter dollar face value. The major differences between the two are that the silver coins will:

  • Weigh five ounces
  • Have a composition of .999 fine silver
  • Feature a 3 inch diameter
  • Feature an encused edge bearing their weight and fineness

While the U.S. Mint Director has discussed the possibility of proof and uncirculated versions, the bullion 5 oz silver coins will be released this year with certainty, as mandated by Public Law 110-456.

Their premiums are yet to be determined, but it is known who will sell them. Exactly like the Mint’s American Silver Eagle and the America Gold Buffalo bullion coins, they will be available through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers/dealers. The National Park Service may also order quantities of the silver pieces (no fewer than 1,000 at a time), and resell them at their discretion. As a bullion offering, their initial prices should roam reasonably above the daily cost of five ounces of silver — demand and availability may be a huge part of the price equation. If the Mint eventually releases collector proof and uncirculated options, these will have much higher premiums.

Also according to law, each issue:

  1. shall become available for sale no sooner than the first day of the calendar year in which the circulating quarter dollar of which such bullion coin is a duplicate is issued; and
  2. may only be available for sale during the year in which such circulating quarter dollar is issued.

The 2010 issues will obviously get released much later than January 1, but next year and following year issue releases should more closely follow their corresponding quarters launches. Despite the lateness of the 2010s, they are still expected to be issued in a staggered fashion instead of all five at once.

The five 2010 America the Beautiful silver coins will honor four national parks — Hot Springs, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon, and Mount Hood National Forest. The circulating America the Beautiful Quarter versions of the first three parks have already been released.

9 thoughts on “2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin Mintage”

  1. Can you provide any update regarding release timing, price and where an individual collector can purchase these 5 0z bullion coins.

  2. So far, the Mint has not indicated whether it will produce proof or uncirculated versions. If they do not, the 100,000 per coin will be bullion strikes only, which will be available through the Mint’s network of authorized dealers who currently resell bullion gold and silver American Eagles.

  3. Whatever happened to the Public Law No. 110-456 that states the 2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins must be sold in 2010?
    It appears the APs write the laws rather than Congress, because they are saying they will release them on January 3, 2011. I guess those Public Laws aren’t important enough to make sure the government themselves follow it. Laws must just be made for the general public to have to follow. The APs are manipulating the public, and the government doesn’t care.
    Trying to buy these will be a joke. I read where a man stopped by and visited his local AP in Springfield, IL, and they told him that they will only sell to walk-ins, and will not be shipping any 2010 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins to anyone.
    Please explain how that is making them available to the public? The US Mint needs to recall every single one of these and sell them to the public themselves!

  4. I am finished with mint selling program they only sell to there best and most wealth customer and then the mark up the price 50%.
    I used to buy at least one of the coins or coin proof an uncirculated sets, but no more.

  5. I am a new comer to coin collecting. I have acquired several coins in this set but they are circulated. A friend told me to get uncirculated or proofs I needed to buy from the mint. After reviewing the info available I am confused on how to get am uncirculated coin near or even a slight mark from face. What am I doing wrong? Am I looking in the wrong spot?

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