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Demand for the three-inch, 99.9% pure silver coins picked up this year as their prices declined with silver. All ten of the 2013-dated coins reached higher sales than any of the issues from last year. Just four of the coins were left at the start of December with three of them selling out this week.
Tracking back, here is a breakdown of the 2013 America the Beautiful Silver Coins that sold out this month and when:
the collector 2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sold out Thursday, Dec. 12,
the investment-grade 2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin sold out on Tuesday, Dec. 10,
the investment-grade 2013 Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin also sold out on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and
the collector 2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sold out on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Below is a table showing sales of collector and bullion coins going back to their series debut. The bullion totals will remain as is but the totals for the 2013 collector coins are as of Sunday, Dec. 8, and can change. The figure that will move most is the one for the 2013-P Mount Rushmore coin as its sales should near 25,000. The 2013-P Fort McHenry coin may approach 20,000. The other collector coins should stick near where they are, if they change at all.
|Bullion (Investor)||Uncirculated (Collector)|
|2013 White Mountain National Forest||35,000||20,530|
|2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial||30,000||17,716|
|2013 Great Basin National Park||30,000||17,802|
|2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine||30,000||19,808|
|2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial||35,000||23,477|
|2012 El Yunque National Park||24,000||17,314|
|2012 Chaco Culture National Park||24,400||17,146|
|2012 Acadia National Park||25,400||14,978|
|2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||20,000||14,863|
|2012 Denali National Park||20,000||15,225|
|2011 Gettysburg National Park||126,700||24,625|
|2011 Glacier National Park||126,700||20,856|
|2011 Olympic National Park||104,900||18,398|
|2011 Vicksburg National Park||58,100||18,594|
|2011 Chickasaw National Park||48,700||16,827|
|2010 Hot Springs National Park||33,000||27,000|
|2010 Yellowstone National Park||33,000||27,000|
|2010 Yosemite National Parks||33,000||27,000|
|2010 Grand Canyon National Park||33,000||26,019|
|2010 Mount Hood National Park||33,000||26,928|
2013-P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins for collectors have a "P" mint mark. They were available to anyone interested and were listed for sale on the Mint’s public website.
2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins for investors have a brilliant finish and do not have a mint mark. The bullion coins were sold to the Mint’s network of authorized dealers. These dealers buy in bulk from the Mint and then resell the coins in smaller quantities for a bit over their melt value.