America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin

America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin Pictured Rocks

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Buy Premium:    Spot +$3.00                      Sell Premium: Spot + $9.00

Gross Weight: 5 troy oz
Fineness: .999 pure
Silver Content:  5 troy oz
Dimensions: 3″ x








2010 MT. HOOD

2010 COMPLETE SET (see set list)

2011 GETTYSBURG $130

2011 GLACIER $125

2011 VICKSBURG $150

2011 CHICKASAW $140

2011 OLYMPIC $110

2011 COMPLETE SET (see set list)
2012 DENALI $270

2012 CHACO $220

2012 VOLCANOS $330

2012 ACADIA $360

2012 EL YUNQUE $260

2012 COMPLETE SET (see set list)

2013 WHITE MTN $150


2013 GREAT BASIN $130


2013 FT MCHENRY $120

2013 COMPLETE SET  (see set list)

2014 SMOKEY MTNS $170



2014 SAND DUNES $160

2014 EVERGLADES $120

2014 COMPLETE SET (see set list)

2015 BLUE RIDGE $130

2015 BOMBAY HOOK $110

2015 SARATOGA $125

2015 HOMESTEAD $130

2015 KISATCHIE  $135

2015 COMPLETE SET  (see set list)


2016 ROOSEVELT $125

2016 FT MOULTRIE $110



2016 COMPLETE SET (see set list)

2017 OZARK $140 (only 20,000 minted)





2017 COMPLETE SET IN ALBUM (see set list)

2018 PICTURED ROCK +$9.00/oz over spot


2018 Voyageur (MN) spot +7.00/ oz

2018 Cumberland Island Seashore spot +4.00


America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin

The America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin is 5 troy ounces of pure silver. The front of the coin is almost identical to John Flanagan’s design of the familiar Washington quarter except much larger (3” in diameter). It features the usual United States of America, Liberty, In God We Trust, and Quarter Dollar. The denomination is symbolic as these large coins contain 5 troy ounces of silver and fluctuate directly with the price of silver.

According to A Guide Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman the reverse of these large silver coins will feature “five different sites of natural or historic significance” will be honored each year from 2010 through 2021 which totals 56 different coins. Mintages on the America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin have varied from a low of 20,000 on Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park to a high of 126,700 on Montana’s Glacier National Park.

The reverse of the America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin also features the state, the name of the pictured natural or historic site, E Pluribus Unum and the date.

Because mintages vary the buy and sell premium is quoted for the most common dates available. Some issues carry higher premiums and if you have a specific interest in better material call Ken Edwards directly for quotes (1-800-225-7531).

An interesting feature of the America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin is that the edge of these coins are incused (set inward) and display the coin’s weight and purity. All of the America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coins are minted at the Philadelphia Mint, the coin however carries no Mint Mark which is consistent with earlier Philadelphia issues.

The America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin offers a number of advantages: (1) They are issued by the US Mint which means these coins are accepted as to purity and content worldwide. This allows traders to easily post both buy and sell prices which directly reflect changes in the world silver market. (2) The America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin is approved for Individual Retirement Accounts. (3) For most of the series the buy and sell premium is small and therefore attractive to silver bullion investors. (4) The America the Beautiful 5 oz silver coin is not reportable when buying or selling (Form 1099B).

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America The Beautiful Coins & Mintages

2010ArkansasHot Springs National Park33000
2010WyomingYellowstone National Park33000
2010CaliforniaYosemite National Park33000
2010ArizonaGrand Canyon National Park33000
2010OregonMount Hood National Forest33000
2011PennsylvaniaGettysburg National Military Park126700
2011MontanaGlacier National Park126700
2011WashingtonOlympic National Park104900
2011MississippiVicksburg National Military Park58100
2011OklahomaChickasaw National Recreation Area48700
2012Puerto RicoEl Yunque National Forest24000
2012New MexicoChaco Culture National Historical Park24400
2012MaineAcadia National Park25400
2012Hawai’iHawai’i Volcanoes National Park20000
2012AlaskaDenali National Park20000
2013New HampshireWhite Mountain National Forest35000
2013OhioPerry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial30000
2013NevadaGreat Basin National Park30000
2013MarylandFort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine30000
2013South DakotaMount Rushmore National Memorial35000
2014TennesseeGreat Smoky Mountains National Park33000
2014VirginiaShenandoah National Park25000
2014UtahArches National Park22000
2014ColoradoGreat Sand Dunes National Park22000
2014FloridaEverglades National Park34000
2015NebraskaHomestead National Monument of America28000
2015LouisianaKisatchie National Forest42000
2015North CarolinaBlue Ridge Parkway45000
2015DelewareBombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge45000
2015New YorkSaratoga National Historical Park45000
2016IllinoisShawnee National Forest75000
2016KentuckyCumberland Gap National Historical Park75000
2016West ViginiaHarpers Ferry National Historic Park57000
2016North DakotaTheodore Roosevelt National Park40000
2016South CarolinaFort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)35000
2017IowaEffigy Mounds National Monument35000
2017D.C.Frederick Douglass National Historic Site20000
2017MissouriOzark National Scenic Riverways20000
2017New JerseyEllis Island National Monument40000
2017IndianaGeorge Rogers Clark National Historic Park35000
2018MichiganPictured Rocks National Lakeshore30000
2018WisconsinApostle Islands National Lakeshore30000
2018MinnesotaVoyageurs National Park30000
2018GeorgiaCumberland Island National SeashoreTBA
2018Rhode IslandBlock Island National Wildlife RefugeTBA

Additional information

Weight5 oz

Silver Bullion Investment

Silver bullion investing is sometimes a crowded field. The minute the price of silver moves higher there is the normal reaction from the rank and file physical players (good) and then there is the reaction by silver hustlers looking to make a quick profit (bad). To informed buyers the difference between legitimate bullion and a substitute product masquerading as silver bullion (certified modern issues at high premiums) is obvious but to people new to the silver investing field it presents a problem.
The biggest offenders in the “new product” junk category are the so called “limited edition” silver coins and ingots. The Franklin Mint pioneered this approach in the 1970′s and all high priced limited silver editions eventually went off the cliff and were melted for their silver value. The reason being is that as the number of “limited editions” grows the more difficult it is to recover the premium you paid over melt.
A venue to stay clear of are the Home Shopping players who claim their silver products are in someway related to the rise in the price of silver. In most cases the premium over melt you pay completely negates the fact that the coin or bar is made of silver. It might look pretty, it might be shinny and have a mirror finish, it might be a limited edition, they may sell 500 items in 15 minutes but you are not buying silver bullion. You are paying for “fake” bullion products sold to you with the promise that silver is moving higher and so you had better act today. Don’t laugh there are thousands of people caught up in this game that will never know they have been had until it comes to selling their treasure in the secondary market. No matter how wonderful it looks the product will simply be put on a scale and in 90% of the cases is worth its weight.
So if you are newbie and the presentation is compelling (and you won’t take my word for it when watching TV at 2:00 in morning) what should you do? Wait no matter how tempted you are and call us (1-800-225-7531). We will explain the difference between what you are considering and legitimate bullion products which are never sold on television at fair prices because the ad time is too expensive. The way these shows work is that the TV station gets half your money and a large and mostly undercover coin dealer gets the other half. Out of the coin dealer’s share he must pay his vendors for the product you purchased so it is easy to see there are a lot of people to be paid and all that dough comes from your purchase price. A good rule of thumb is to avoid TV and airplane magazine “silver investment” promotions. If you see a silver item which interests you check with your local coin dealer and ask for advice. He will either tell you it’s a scam or you could purchase the same product locally for considerably less leaving more money to buy real silver bullion.
Most everyone knows something about silver bullion coins and silver bullion bars but the number of these products available today may cause even the experienced investor to pause. And then there is the practical consideration as to where to buy or sell silver bullion and the notion of getting fair value. The good news is that most silver bullion is similar in nature, meaning it moves up or down with the price of silver, buy and sell prices are easy to understand, and all silver bullion coins and bars are very liquid. So real silver bullion products are easy to buy and sell but keep in mind Uncle Sam does watch some transactions closer than others, so read on before making your choice and be sure to look at our list of Reportable Bullion & Cash Transactions on our home page.
The precious metals are bought and sold worldwide using the troy ounce which is slightly more than 31 grams. This may be a bit confusing to the beginner because in the bathroom or Post Office the world standard is the avoirdupois ounce which is slightly more than 28 grams.
In other words the troy ounce used for metals is about 10% heavier than the avoirdupois ounce. Understanding the weight component and premium are important because investment in silver bullion requires an authentic bullion product. Bullion products by definition have low premiums so investment in certified silver coins, for example, belongs on the rare coin side of the ledger and has nothing to do with silver as a commodity.
All real bullion products move directly with the New York Commodity Exchange, which opens for trading at 5:30 AM and closes at 10:30 AM California time. After the COMEX closes the price of silver continues to move in the aftermarket (higher or lower) depending on continued public and dealer demand. Our site always present live pricing so comparison is easy.
A simple definition of any silver bullion coin or bar is one in which there is a small premium above the content or weight value of the product. In other words you are buying only the commodity itself. Bullion coins or bars will increase in value if the world silver market moves higher and will decrease in value if that same market moves lower.
This happens because bullion manufacturers produce large quantities which eliminates the notion of rarity. In the case of US 90% silver coins (1964 or earlier) the quantities minted were so large they too have no rarity factor and their price is an excellent approximation of their silver weight.
So what is the difference between a 1 ounce silver coin, bars of silver available in various sizes and the old 90% silver bullion coin bag? Actually all of these are pretty much the same as far as our definition of silver bullion investments. But because of relative availability and demand it is important to compare ounce to ounce prices. So these commodities are similar but not exactly alike because each may offer a particular advantage or disadvantage depending on your needs.
Three Important Components of Today’s Silver Price
1. The most obvious place to begin is the daily electronic price of silver on the COMEX sometimes referred to as “spot”. Once the COMEX or spot market is closed the physical market can and often does develop what is now called the “aftermarket”. In today’s modern trading model the close of the Comex does not necessarily mean the price of the metals stop moving up or down. Price changes are now transparent 24 hours a day over the internet and pressured directly by paper trading funds, dealer to dealer physical action, derivatives, and overseas markets. That is why CNI uses an independent pricing source regarding spot for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This source is accepted worldwide and takes the guess work out of deciding which way the paper price of the metals is heading 24 hours a day.
2. The next and important consideration is the availability of the physical product you want. The manufacturing of silver bullion products can be erratic even with solid public demand. For example the US Mint may decide to stop Silver Eagle production because of other priorities. When they work out their production problems the US Mint will begin producing the Silver Eagle but this delay could last months and during that time a premium may develop which can add dollars to the ounce price. The important point here is that lack of availability and increased demand always lead to increased premiums over what a silver bullion product should cost under normal circumstances.
3. Unless you are a purist, paying increased premiums does not make sense because they always move lower as new production enters the marketplace. Your best move is to compare relative premiums between similar bullion products and choose the bullion product with the lowest premium. You may be looking for a box of US Silver Eagles (500 count) and decide the premium on 90% bags is much lower, and therefore a better investment choice. This is true because you could be getting 10% or even 20% more silver bullion per dollar invested, which could translate into higher profits if the market moves in your favor. Remember that premiums come and go because they relate directly to public demand (or lack of it) so if you insist on a particular product when there is not much around and the manufacturer of this product increases production the premium you paid is likely to disappear. The rule here is that premiums can change quickly with investor sentiment so you may or may not get them back when you are selling.


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