U.S. Mint Posts Second Best American The Beautiful Sales in Coin’s Seven Year History in 2016.
Total American The Beautiful Coin Sales in 2016 were 286,500 representing 1,432,500 ounces of silver.
Effigy Mounds, the first coin in the 2017 America The Beautiful Coin Series has sold 19,500 to date.
The Frederick Douglass Historical Site, the second coin is set for release in Mid- April
Total Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint in 2016 including 37,701,500 American Silver Eagles in 2016 were 39,134,000 ounces
America The Beautiful Coin Sales in 2016.
The U.S. Mint sold 286,500 America the Beautiful (ATB) five ounce silver coins in 2016, totaling 1,432,500 ounces of silver. The number of ATB coins sold in 2016 was the second most in the coins history (see chart below). The largest annual sales of ATB coins was in 465,100, totaling 2,325,500 ounces of silver in 2011.
In contrast, the U.S. Mint sold 37,701,500 one ounce American Silver Eagles in 2016. The record for American Silver Eagle sales is 47,000,000 in 2015.
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The first two releases in the 2016 America The Beautiful series are among the top five selling coins ever.
Each year since 2010, the U.S. Mint has released a series of five America the Beautiful five ounce silver coins. In 2016, the five coins released are the Shawnee National Forest, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park , Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument).
The first coin in the 2016 American The Beautiful series the Shawnee National Park sold 105,000, the second most of any ATB coins.
The second coin, the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park sold 75,000 the fourth best seller in the ATB series.
The third coin in the ATB series Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, sold 36,800.
The fourth coin in the ATB series Theodore Roosevelt National Park sold 40,000.
The fifth and final coin in the ATB series, the Fort Moultrie coin sold 27,900.
History of Fort Moultrie/Fort Sumter.
Fort Moultrie is located in Charleston Harbor on Sullivan’s Island, off the coast of South Carolina. In 1776 a partially built fort stood on Sullivan’s Island and came under attack by the British Royal Navy. Colonel William Moultrie of the U.S. continental forces successfully resisted the attack despite the lack of cover that the partially built fort provided. The U.S. continental forces were aided by local soft Palmetto logs that instead of shattering when struck, repelled cannon ball fire!
The Fort Moultrie coin does not feature Colonel William Moultrie. Rather, a depiction of U.S. Revolutionary War hero Sergeant William Jasper is shown carrying the South Carolina flag after its flagstaff was destroyed during the British Naval attack.
Nearby in Charleston Harbor, is Fort Sumter named after a U.S. Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter. Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 and The Civil War began. The Confederates were able to cause the Union forces to surrender as they cut off supplies to the fort. Fort Sumter and Moultrie remained under Confederate control until the waning months of the war in 1865.
The two forts now form Fort Sumter National Monument.
America The Beautiful Coin Sales in 2017.
The first coin in the 2017 America The Beautiful series, the Effigy Mounds National Park sold 19,500, through March 21, 2017.
The Effigy National Monument in Iowa is an outdoor park that showcases over 200 Native American Indian earthworks that form mounds. These mounds are one to two thousand years old are in the form of animals including birds, bear, deer, buffalo, lynx, turtles and mountain lions. Effigy mounds have also been found in southeast Minnesota and southern Wisconsin. The reason that American Indians create effigy mound forms is a mystery. They are the work of many different tribes and their purpose may have been to pay tribute to deceased animals or to act as land markers.
The second coin in the 2017 America the Beautiful series, the Frederick Douglass Historical Site will be released in mid April 2017.
America the Beautiful Coin Sales Chart Key:
A 20,000 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (2012) Denali National Park (2012)
B 22,000 Arches National Park (2014), Great Sand Dunes National Park (2014)
C 24,000 El Yunque National Forest (2012)
D 24,400 Chaco Culture National Historical Park (2012),
E 25,000 Shenandoah National Park (2014)
F 25,400 Acadia National Park (2012)
G 30,000 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (2013), Great Basin National Park (2013), Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (2013) Fort Moutrie (2016) 27,900 (revised down)
H 33,000 Hot Springs National Park (2010), Yellowstone National Park (2010), Yosemite National Park (2010), Grand Canyon National Park (2010), Mt. Hood National Forest (2010), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (2014)
I 34,000 Everglades National Park (2014)
J 35,000 White Mountain National Forest(2013), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (2013), Homestead National Monument of America (2015) Harper’s Ferry (2016) 36,800
K 42,000 Kisatchie National Forest (2015) Theodore Roosevelt (2016) 40,000 (revised down)
L 45,000 Blue Ridge Parkway (2015), Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (2015), Saratoga National Historical Park (2015)
M 48,700 Chickasaw National Recreation Area (2011)
N 58,100 Vicksburg National Military Park (2011)
O 75,000 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (2016)
P 104,900 Olympic National Park (2011)
Q 105,000 Shawnee National Forest (2016)
R 126,700 Gettysburg National Military Park (2011),
S 126,700 Glacier National Park (2011)
See all available ATB Coins From 2010 – 2016
As of March 21, the US Mint has sold 19,500 Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful five ounce silver coins for a total of 97,500 ounces of silver
In 2016, the U.S. Mint sold 286,500 America the Beautiful five ounce silver coins for a total of 1,432,500 ounces of silver.
In 2015 the U.S. Mint sold 212,500 America the Beautiful silver five ounce coins for a total of 1,060,000 ounces of silver.
In 2014, the U.S. Mint sold 135,300 American the Beautiful silver five ounce coins for a total of 676,500 ounces sold.
In 2013, the U.S. Mint sold 160,000 silver America the Beautiful five ounce coins for a total of 800,000 ounces sold.
From 2010-2016 the U.S. Mint has sold 1,540,700 ATB coins and totaling 7,703,500 ounces of silver.
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