Sales by the Mint of the 27,000 Uncirculated 2010-P Hot Springs
National Park 5-ounce silver quarter dollars were inching toward
sellout status just a little over a week after the coins went on sale.
As of 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time May 5, Mint officials reported that
26,400 of the coins had been sold. The ratio of orders placed online
at the Mint’s website to those placed via the Mint’s contracted order
fulfillment center in Indiana.
Mint officials also provided details on sales of the first two 2011
America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coins.
2010-P Hot Springs coins
The U.S. Mint opened sales for the numismatic, Mint-marked versions
of the 2010-P Hot Springs National Park coins in the America the
Beautiful program at noon Eastern Time April 28, with orders limited
to one per household. Sales topped the 20,000-coin mark within 12
hours of the opening of sales, despite a brief outage at the Mint’s
website when it was overwhelmed by the influx of orders.
As of press time May 6, the 2010-P coins were still available at
$279.95 per coin price. The Mint planned to accept orders above the
27,000 mintage in case earlier orders were canceled for any reason.
The additional orders were to be placed on a waiting list and filled
in the order in which they were placed.
2011 bullion coins
U.S. Mint officials reported that, as of 11 a.m. Eastern Time May 5,
the Mint had recorded sales of 118,900 each of the Gettysburg National
Military Park and Glacier National Park 5-ounce silver bullion coins
to the Mint’s authorized purchasers. The Mint has announced an initial
mintage of 126,500 pieces for each design.
When asked, Gordon Hume, the deputy director for the U.S. Mint’s
Office of Public Affairs, said May 5, “The United States Mint does not
provide details as to which APs place orders for a particular bullion
coin or how many of each.” ■