The United States Mint will be releasing the first of five 2012-dated strikes of its America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin™ series today, May 29, 2012. Beginning at Noon (Eastern), buyers will be able to purchase the 2012 El Yunque Silver Uncirculated Coin which contains a reverse design emblematic of El Yunque National Forest located in the United States territory of Puerto Rico.
This coin is struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver and features a diameter of three inches. Like other coins of the series, the 2012 El Yunque Silver Uncirculated Coin is struck as a numismatic version of the US Mint's US Mint's America the Beautiful Bullion Coins.
It has been a busy week for the United States Mint when it comes to its precious metal coins. First, commemorative and numismatic gold coins have been re-priced to lower levels. Second, numismatic silver coins previously suspended have been made available again. Continue reading
After being unavailable for more than a week, the United States Mint has returned eight silver products to availability which it had previously suspended. Four of the products have returned at their previous price points while four now feature new lower pricing.
Affected products included the 2011 Proof Silver Eagle, the 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle, the 2010 America the Beautiful Mount Hood Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin, the 2011 America the Beautiful Gettysburg Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin, the 2010 Silver Proof Set, the 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set, the 2011 Silver Proof Set and the 2011 Quarters Silver Proof Set. As can be seen from this list, all eight products include the precious metal silver. Continue reading