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Over 1.2 million America The Beautiful Coins have been sold since 2010.
The U.S. Mint’s Second Silver Bullion Coin – The America The Beautiful Coin
The U.S. Mint set a third annual American Silver Eagle sales record in 2015. Sales of the one ounce American Silver Eagle coins are at 44,850,000 as of December 8, 2015. Lost in all the attention paid to record silver eagle sales were the strong sales of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful five ounce silver coins that sold out within days of each of the five releases in 2015.
The U.S. Mint sold 212,000 America The Beautiful (ATB) coins in 2015 (1,060,000 ounces) and has sold 1,251,900 ATB coins (6,259,500 ounces) since 2010.
The America The Beautiful five ounce silver bullion coins are part of a series launched by the U.S. Mint in 2010 and are scheduled to be produced through 2021. There are five different ATB coins minted each year depicting United States National Parks and sites.
The sites to be featured are selected by the United States Secretary of the Treasury in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the governor of each state with respect to which a coin is to be issued. The coins are issued in quantities as determined “appropriate” by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
America The Beautiful Facts:
Description: series of five ounce quarter dollars with depictions of scenes of natural or historic significance on the reverse of the coins.
Obverse: depiction of the front of a United States Washington Quarter
Reverse: Various America the Beautiful scenes
Composition/Weight: 3 inches in diameter, five ounces
Face value: $.25 (quarter dollar)
Designer: John Flannagan (obverse) various designers selected by the U.S. Treasury (reverse)
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Composition: .999 silver marked on the edge of the coin
Years Minted: 2010-2021 (scheduled)
America The Beautiful Mintages
Mintages of ATB coins range from 20,000 (2012’s Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park & Denali National Park) to 126,700 (2011’s Gettysburg National Military Park & Glacier National Park).
2012 marked the lowest mintage of ATB coins with just 113,800 coins minted.
The most ATB coins minted in a single year was 465,100 in 2011.
The 2011 series included the Gettysburg National Military Park 126,700, Glacier National Park 126,700 Olympic National Park 104,900, Vicksburg National Military Park 58,100 and Chickasaw National Recreation Area 48,700.
The 2012 series included the El Yunque National Forest 24,000, Chaco Culture National Historical Park 24,400, Acadia National Park 25,400, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 20,000 and Denali National Park 20,000
The 2013 series consisted of White Mountain National Forest 35,000, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial 30,000, Great Basin National Park 30,000, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 30,000 and Mount Rushmore National Memorial 35,000
The 2014 series included the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 29,500, Shenandoah National Park 20,500, Arches National Park 21,200, Great Sand Dunes National Park 22,000 and Everglades National Park 34,000.
The 2015 series included Homestead National Monument of America 35,000, Kisatchie National Forest 42,000, Blue Ridge Parkway 45,000, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 45,000 and Saratoga National Historical Park 45,000.
Sales Data Source: the U.S. Mint