Earlier today, the United States Mint began sales of the fourth numismatic release for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coin Program. This issue features Grand Canyon National Park, representing the state of Arizona.
The Grand Canyon National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins feature the same design as the circulating quarter dollars. A view of the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon are pictured on the reverse with a portrait of George Washington on the obverse. The coins are struck in 5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver and have a diameter of 3 inches. Specific to the numismatic version is the “P” mint mark on the obverse of the coin and the uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique.
There is a maximum mintage of 27,000 coins. The United States Mint has set pricing at $279.95 each and imposed an ordering limit of only one per household. The price level is subject to potential adjustment based on the underlying price of the precious metals. The ordering limit will remain in place for at least the first week of sales, after which point it may be extended, adjusted, or removed.
So far the numismatic releases have proved popular with collectors. The first three releases featuring Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Yosemite National Park each sold out within a time frame of 15 to 16 days.