2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

May 17, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The United States Mint released the 2010-P Yellowstone National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin today, May 17, at 12 noon Eastern Time for $279.95.

Solid demand and a possible sell out are in the winds based on the success of the previous issue, the Hot Springs National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. It sold out within two weeks of its debut and most of the orders were placed within the first several hours of its launch.

Like the Hot Springs issue, the Yellowstone silver uncirculated coin has a maximum mintage of 27,000 and an ordering limit of one per household. If it is still available after one week, the United States Mint may re-evaluate the order limit and possibly adjust it. However, the limit remained in place for the duration of the Hot Springs’ availability.

Part of the uniqueness of the product is the large three inch diameter and five ounces of .999 fine silver. The uncirculated version sports the "P" mint mark of the mint facility in Philadelphia and a special collector finish. It also comes in a collector presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Each of the companion Yellowstone Park’s coinage was released in 2010. This new issue is the last one in the multi-coin America the Beautiful series to honor Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. In addition to the Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, other coins that would make up an "America the Beautiful – Yellowstone Set" on the secondary market could include:

  • circulating 2010-P and 2010-D Yellowstone National Park Quarters,
  • collector uncirculated 2010-P and 2010-D Yellowstone National Park Quarters,
  • proof 2010-S Yellowstone National Park Quarter,
  • silver proof 2010-S Yellowstone National Park Quarter
  • 2010 Yellowstone Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the reverse side of all of those Yellowstone coins features the iconic Old Faithful geyser and a mature bull bison in the foreground. Inscriptions include YELLOWSTONEWYOMING2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. It was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. The obverse is the familiar 1932 portrait of President George Washington by John Flanagan.

Orders for the 2010 Yellowstone Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin may be placed at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.

Note: The United States Mint did issue proof and uncirculated 1999 Yellowstone National Park Commemorative Silver Dollars between July 16, 1999 and July 15, 2000. It celebrated the 125th anniversary of Yellowstone, the country’s first national park. Its design was different. The obverse, by Edgar Z. Steever, IV, showed a spouting geyser with the park’s tree-lined landscape in the background. Its reverse, by William C. Cousins, showed an American Buffalo on the plains with a sun rising above the mountains in the background. Approximately 230,000 coins sold, according to the Mint’s Quarterly Financial Report as of September 30, 2000, page 3.


2 Responses to “2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Released”
  1. Michael Haselbauer says:

    Is there a site which publishes the mintage quantities and sales figures on a regular basis for the 5 oz. uncirculated ATB ‘P’ mark? Can the US mint continue to print and sell these coins after the mintage date has passed?

  2. Silver Coins Today Staff says:

    The U.S. Mint provides news organizations weekly updates on the uncirculated coins and its other numismatic products. The 5 oz. ATB coin figures are published here weekly and may be found at: http://www.silvercoinstoday.com/category/mint-sales-stats/.

    The Mint has and does sell prior year-dated issues, although it will not produce more of past year-dated coins.

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