Sales by the United States Mint for 27,000 Uncirculated 2010-P
Yellowstone National Park 5-ounce silver quarter dollars will begin
online and by telephone at noon Eastern Time May 17.
The coin is currently priced at $279.95, but as with all products
sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is
subject to change.
Orders will be limited to one coin per household for the first
week of sales. At the end of one week, the U.S. Mint will re-evaluate
this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.
The U.S. Mint will accept orders at www.usmint.gov/catalog or through its contracted
order fulfillment center in Indiana by telephone at (800) 872-6468.
Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at
A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
Each of the America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins is being
offered in two versions: a bullion version targeted at investors and
an Uncirculated version targeted at collectors. Both the bullion
version and the collector version are struck at the Philadelphia Mint,
but only the collector version bears the facility’s P Mint mark. Five
different coins are issued annually, for a total of 10 coins when
considering the two versions of each.
The Uncirculated 2010-P Yellowstone National Park 5-ounce coin is
the second of the five collector coins for 2010 to be offered to the
public. The coins were struck in 2010, according to the Mint, but
sales of them were delayed until 2011.
The collector version is sold by the U.S. Mint directly to the
public, while the bullion version is sold through a network of
authorized purchasers for resale into the secondary market.
The Uncirculated 5-ounce coins are struck on the same silver
blanks as the bullion version. The Uncirculated coins receive a
post-strike treatment resulting in a different finish.
To protect its Uncirculated finish, each coin is enclosed in a
capsule and protective outer box and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The Uncirculated 5-ounce silver 2010-P Hot Springs National Park
quarter dollar went on sale at noon Eastern Time May 5.
Subsequent 2010 coins will honor Yosemite National Park
(California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) and Mount Hood
National Forest (Oregon). ■