officials announced Feb. 25 a temporary sellout of 2015 Homestead
National Monument of America 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollars.
Stump, deputy director of the Mint's Office of Corporate
Communications, said sales would resume to authorized purchasers March 9 once an inventory
is built up at the Philadelphia Mint.
coins first went on sale to authorized purchasers Feb. 17. Since then, the Mint has recorded sales
of 20,000 of the coins. The issue has a maximum release of 65,000
coins combined in bullion and Uncirculated versions.
bullion versions of the 3-inch, .999 fine silver coins are sold to a
network of authorized purchasers, and priced at the London p.m.
closing spot price of the metal per troy ounce on a given day, plus a
premium of $9.75 per coin. The bullion versions may then be resold to
other dealers or the general public for a small markup. The price may
differently priced and marketed version of coins in the series, the
Uncirculated version, bearing the P Mint mark of the Philadelphia
Mint, is sold directly to the public as a numismatic product, at a
different premium above its intrinsic metal value. The price is
subject to change weekly depending on fluctuations in metal prices.
the bullion and Uncirculated versions of the 5-ounce silver coins are
struck on the same dedicated press at the Philadelphia Mint.
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