Release of the Uncirculated 2015-P Blue Ridge Parkway 5-ounce
silver quarter dollar is tentatively scheduled for sometime in
July, according to the U.S. Mint.
As of June 10, Mint officials had not disclosed a specific issue
date. The Blue Ridge Parkway coin, starring the area
chosen to represent North Carolina in the ongoing America the
Beautiful quarters program, will be the third of five 3-inch, .999
fine silver quarter dollars to be issued in 2015.
Issue price was announced at $149.95, subject to change with
fluctuation in the spot price of silver.
The Uncirculated coins bear the P Mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint and are the numismatic
versions sold from the U.S. Mint directly to the public. The U.S. Mint
also sells a 5-ounce bullion version having no P Mint mark, only
through its network of authorized purchasers who buy from the Mint and
resell the coins at prices closer to the spot price of silver. That
bullion version is intended as an investment vehicle, but also appeals
Based on anticipated demand, Mint officials have established a
maximum authorization of 65,000 coins combined in Uncirculated and
bullion versions per design for 2015. Production of each version
varies per coin, but bullion production has considerably outdistanced
the numismatic output.
The latest sales information provided by the U.S. Mint indicates the
Mint has sold 35,000 of the bullion version of the 2015 Homestead
National Monument of America 5-ounce silver coin and 18,373 of
the Uncirculated 2015-P version of the coins. Sales of
the bullion version of the 2015 Kisatchie
National Forest 5-ounce silver coins reached 42,000 coins, with
sales of the Uncirculated 2015-P version reaching 17,608.
Releases of the various coins bearing Delaware's Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge quarter dollar design are anticipated in
September and October, while those for New York's Saratoga National
Historical Park are expected in November and December.
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