2015-P Saratoga 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors

December 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

New York’s Saratoga National Historical Park is featured with a design emblematic of the site on a new five ounce silver collector coin to be issued by the United States Mint on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

2015-P Saratoga Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The 2015-P Saratoga Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin goes on sale for $149.95.

Saratoga National Historical Park is located forty miles north of Albany, NY. The site preserves the location of the Battle of Saratoga fought between American and British forces during the American Revolutionary War. The defeat of the British forces at this engagement proved to be a major victory for the colonies as it ushered in new foreign support for the revolution.

Saratoga Silver Coin Designs

This collector coin, composed of 99.9% pure silver to a diameter of 3 inches, appears as the fifth 2015-dated release from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

The reverse (tails side) of the 2015-P Saratoga National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Coin is a design emblematic of the important battle fought at the location. The image shows British General John Burgoyne surrendering his sword to General Horatio Gates of the America forces. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Barbara Fox designed the image which was sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon. Reverse inscriptions include BRITISH SURRENDER 1777, SARATOGA, NEW YORK, 2015 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

This design may appear familiar because it is the same as the one featured on the Saratoga coin from the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters. The Saratoga quarter launched into circulation back on November 16, 2015.

As with all America the Beautiful coinage, the obverse includes a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The John Flanagan effigy is surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR. A ‘P’ mintmark is also on the obverse, indicating each coin is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

A weight and composition inscription is found on the edge that reads: 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 Barbara Fox / Renata Gordon


Related America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins are also struck in Philadelphia but they have no mintmark. The U.S. Mint released the 2015 Saratoga Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin on Monday and it garnered debut sales of 35,800. It sold out on Tuesday with final sales of 45,000.

Unlike collector coins that the Mint sells to the public, bullion coins are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers. They eventually make their way to coin and precious metal dealers who sell them for a small premium over their melt value.

Ordering, Price and Limits

Beginning at noon ET on the 3rd, the 2015-P Saratoga National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Coin will be available for $149.95 from this U.S. Mint product page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The U.S. Mint’s authorized mintage limit for both collector and bullion 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for Saratoga National Historical Park is 65,000 coins. With 45,000 bullion coins already sold, that leaves 20,000 possible for the uncirculated coin.

2015 Five Ounce Silver Coins

The America the Beautiful Quarter and five-ounce coin series includes a total of five unique designs each year commemorating a different site of national interest. Honored sites for 2015 are:

  • Homestead National Monument in Nebraska
  • Kisatchie National Forest of Louisiana
  • Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina
  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge of Delaware
  • Saratoga National Historical Park of New York (this release)

2016 coins will commemorate Shawnee National Forest of Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park of Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt National Park of North Dakota, and Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument of South Carolina.

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