Appearing as the final issue in 2012 as a part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program are the 2012 Denali Silver Bullion Coins. The issue will represent the fifteenth for the program in general which debuted in 2012 and features massive coins struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver.
Found on the reverse of each of these coins will be a design emblematic of Denali National Park which is located in the interior of the state of Alaska. The park itself was originally established as Mount McKinley National Park on February 26, 1917. The national park consists of over 6 million acres and receives over one million visitors annually.
2012 Denali Silver Coin Values
All of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins are sold through the United States Mint’s network of authorized purchasers just like any of the other bullion products from the Mint. The network obtains them in bulk and then resells them to the public for a small premium above the current market value of the five ounces of silver contained within each piece.
With a precious metal content, the coins also have a melt value approximately equal to the current spot price of five ounces of silver. Thus, if silver is currently trading for $25 an ounce, these coins would have an approximate melt value of $125.
Collectors will also be interested in the 2012 Denali Silver Bullion Coins, especially those which have been slabbed and graded highly by a third party grading service. Those receiving the coveted grade of 69 or 70 would realize the highest numismatic values.
Once released, current sales information and melt values based on the most recent spot price of silver can be obtained on the silver coins sales page.
Denali Silver Bullion Coin Information
First featured on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar, a portrait of George Washington will be found on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Coins. The image of the first President of the United States was designed by John Flanagan.
On the reverse of the coin will be a design emblematic of Denali National Park. Design candidates for the reverse, shown above, have already been submitted to the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts for their comments and recommendations. The final design will be selected by the U.S. Treasury Secretary.
As a side note, the designs are the exact same that are featured on the corresponding America the Beautiful Quarter.
Denali Silver Coin Specifications
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (no mintmark present)|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington Portrait|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|