WASHINGTON – Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Grand Canyon National Park on June 29, at noon Eastern Time (ET). 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 United States Mint products containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change.
Coins in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Program are collector versions of those issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. The five–ounce, three–inch uncirculated and bullion coins bear the same likenesses that appear on the corresponding circulating quarter–dollar coin 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 is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The maximum mintage for each of the five 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins is 27,000 units. Coins honoring Hot Springs, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks were issued earlier this year. The final 2010–dated coin, honoring Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, will be released July 28.
Customers may order the 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Grand Canyon National Park at the United States Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or by calling 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 June 29, 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.