2012 Denali National Park Silver Uncirculated Coins are the last of five 2012-dated strikes in the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Program. Issued by the United States Mint on November 5, 2012, the uncirculated coin marked its sales debut at a price of $229.95.
These coins are composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver with the reverse of this specific strike featuring a design honoring Denali National Park of Alaska.
This series of uncirculated coins was created by the US Mint as collector versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™. Both feature designs taken from yet a third series, the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Despite having an obverse and reverse design similar to the 2012 Denali National Park Quarter, this uncirculated and the associated silver bullion coin are quite different. That is because each is significantly larger than the quarter as each has a diameter of three inches. Also, Denali National Park Silver Uncirculated Coins as well as the Denali National Park Silver Bullion Coins are struck from five ounces of the precious metal.
2012 Denali Silver Uncirculated Coin Values
The Denali Silver Uncirculated Coins issued by the US Mint has three values associated with them — a face value, a melt value and a numismatic value.
The face value of the coin is only twenty-five cents as each is struck based on the associated quarter dollar. A significantly higher value is the coin’s melt value as that is based on the five ounces of silver in each strike. Finally, the coin’s numismatic value is typically the highest value associated with it. This numismatic value is the price that collectors are willing to pay to obtain the coin and increases based on the coin’s perceived rarity and its condition.
This coins sales figures page will offer recent sales information for the Denali Silver Uncirculated Coin as well as its current melt value.
Denali Silver Uncirculated Coin Information
Denali National Park is found in the state of Alaska and was originally created as Mount McKinley National Park on February 26, 1917. Its name was changed to better reflect the wishes of the local citizens who had referred to the mountain as Denali long before it was ever called Mount McKinley. It is this park that is represented on the reverse of the coin with a design emblematic of the location. In this case, Susan Gamble’s depiction of a Dall sheep with Mount McKinley rising in the background. Inscriptions on the reverse are DENALI, ALASKA, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The obverse of the uncirculated coin contains the same design as found on all of the America the Beautiful coins — a portrait of George Washington. This portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar.
|Composition:||999 Fine Silver|
|Minting Facility:||Philadelphia (P)|
|Obverse Design:||Portrait of George Washington|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|
|Reverse Design:||Dall sheep and Mount McKinley|
|Reverse Designer:||Susan Gamble|