WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Yellowstone National Park at noon Eastern Time (ET) on May 17, 2011. Orders will be limited to one coin per household for the first week of sales. At the end of one week, the United States Mint will re–evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.
The coin is currently priced at $279.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is a collector version of those issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. The five–ounce, three–inch uncirculated and bullion coins bear the same designs that appear on each corresponding circulating quarter–dollar coins issued through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Struck in .999 fine silver, these coins display the “P” mint mark, indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. To protect its uncirculated finish, each coin is enclosed in a capsule and protective outer box and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The maximum mintage for each of the five 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins is limited to 27,000 units. Subsequent 2010 coins will honor Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) and Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon).
Orders for the 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Yellowstone National Park will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, 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 proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of May 17, 2011, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.