The United States Mint is now accepting orders for the 2014-P Arches National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. Struck in 99.9% silver with an uncirculated finish, this numismatic product is limited to a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces.
This release is the third release of the year and the twenty-third release overall within the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin series. These coins feature the designs of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will include 56 different issues representing a national park or site in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
The Arches National Park Silver Coin carries a depiction of Delicate Arch with the La Sal Mountains appearing in the background. The arch represents the most famous feature of the park and a recognizable landmark of Utah. Inscriptions include “Arches”, “Utah”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “2014”. The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Charles L. Vickers.
On the obverse is the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, the denomination “Quarter Dollar”, “Liberty”, and “In God We Trust”.
Incused edge lettering reads “.999 Fine Silver 5.0 Ounce”, indicating the precious metal purity and weight.
Each coin is struck with an uncirculated finish created through a vapor blasting technique and carries the “P” mint mark. A bullion version of the coin released previously carries a brilliant finish and does not bear a mint mark.
The numismatic offering is priced at $154.95 per coin, however as with all US Mint precious metals products, this may be subject to change. This issue carries a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces. This is the same level used for the prior release featuring Shenandoah National Park, but greater than the 25,000 maximum established for the next prior release featuring Great Smoky Mountains National Park.