The 2012 Acadia Silver Bullion Coin will be released as the third issue in 2012 as a part of the the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program. The bullion coin also marks the thirteenth for the program which debuted in 2010 and features coins struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches.
Acadia silver coins will have a reverse design emblematic of Acadia National Park, which is located in the state of Maine. The park consists of approximately 47,000 acres, which protects much of the scenic Mount Desert Island as well as several smaller islands off the Atlantic coast of the state.
2012 Acadia Silver Coin Values
2012 Acadia Silver Bullion Coins will not be sold directly to the public by the United States Mint. Instead, the Mint uses a network of authorized purchasers. The network obtains the coins in bulk from the Mint, then resells them in smaller quantities to the public for a premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver in each. That premium covers minting and distribution costs of the Mint as well as a small profit for the network seller.
Each silver bullion coin will also always have a melt value approximately equal to the five ounces of silver contained in it. Thus, if silver is currently trading for $20 an ounce, the coins would have a melt value of $100. Those buying the coins can expect to pay an amount slightly over the melt value to account for handling costs of the dealer.
2012 Acadia silver coins slabbed and graded high by a third party grading service will also have a numismatic value significantly higher than their melt value. This is because collectors pay premiums for the highest graded coins.
Once release, the silver coins sales page will show up-to-date sales information on the Acadia Silver Bullion Coins as well as current melt values for the strikes based on the current silver market.
Acadia Silver Bullion Coin Information
The first President of the United States, George Washington, will be featured on the obverse of each America the Beautiful Coin. This includes not only these America the Beautiful Silver Coins, but also the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters®. The portrait was designed by John Flanagan and first featured on the 1932 quarter dollar.
A design emblematic of Acadia National Park will be shown on the reverse of each of these coins. Design candidates, shown above, have already been reviewed by the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee as well as the Commission of Fine Arts. The final selection will be made by the Secretary of the Treasury after recieving recommendations from the United States Mint Director.
Acadia Silver Coin Specifications
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (no mintmark present)|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington Portrait|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|