2015-P Kisatchie 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Collectors can start buying 2015-P Kisatchie National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins from the United States Mint, beginning at noon ET on Tuesday, April 28.

2015 Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Coin

[Shown: Reverse of the 2015-P Kisatchie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin]

Limited to 30,000, this coin is composed of 99.9% pure silver, struck to a three-inch diameter and has a reverse design emblematic of Louisiana’s only national forest. It is the second of the 2015-dated issues from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ Program, and the 27th overall since the first ones launched in 2010.

Kisatchie National Forest Silver Coin Design

This silver coin for collectors shares the design of the Kisatchie quarter, which started its journey into circulation earlier this month and is now available in U.S. Mint-sold roll and bag products. The coin design shows a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass, with a long leaf pine in the background. Inscribed around the scene are KISATCHIE, LOUISIANA, 2015, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The image was crafted by Susan Gamble and executed by Joseph Menna.

2015 Kisatchie National Forest America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin and Case

2015 Kisatchie silver coin and case

Also just like the quarters, obverses or heads side of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins bear John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. Inscriptions encircling the effigy read: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Unlike quarters, an edge inscription appears on each coin reading .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Silver Coin Specifications

Face Value Quarter – $0.25
Composition .999 Silver
Weight (troy oz) 5
Diameter 3 inches (76.2 mm)
Thickness 0.165 inch (4.19 mm)
Finish Uncirculated
Edge Lettered
Mint Mark P – Philadelphia
Obverse Design John Flanagan
Reverse Design Susan Gamble / Joseph Menna


As collector pieces, these silver coins are minted to uncirculated quality at the Philadelphia Mint and include a ‘P’ mintmark.

Ordering and Pricing

When released, 2015-P Kisatchie National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are available from the United States Mint for $149.95. The Mint’s website for the silver coins is right here. You can also call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Bullion Version

Intended for investors, the U.S. Mint also produces 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins as part of its related America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin program. The Kisatchie bullion coin was released on April 20. It opened with first-day sales 23,000 and now has sales of 29,800. It has the same designs as the uncirculated versions but it lacks the ‘P’ mintmark.

Also, whereas the U.S. Mint sells collector uncirculated coins directly to the public, all bullion coins are sold through the agency’s network of authorized purchasers. These distributors buy them in bulk from the U.S. Mint and resell them to coin dealers, precious metal dealers and some to the public for a small premium above the current melt price of the five ounces of silver each has.

Other 2015 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins

This year’s first issue in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins series honors Homestead National Monument in Nebraska. Released on March 5, it sales are currently at 17,018. The other three upcoming 2015-dated silver coins commemorate:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina
  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge of Delaware
  • Saratoga National Historical Park of New York

They will be released in intervals throughout the rest of the year with the Blue Ridge Parkway Coin scheduled to launch in early July.

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