The 2012 Denali National Park Silver Uncirculated Coins will be the last of five 2012-dated strikes in the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin Program. These coins will be 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 will be quite different, however. That is because each will be significantly larger than the quarter as each will have a diameter of three inches. Also, both the Denali National Park Silver Uncirculated Coins as well as the Denali Silver Bullion Coins will be struck from five ounces of the precious metal.
2012 Denali Silver Uncirculated Coin Values
The Denali Silver Uncirculated Coins will be issued by the US Mint and will have three values associated with them – a face value, a melt value and a numismatic value.
The face value of the coin will only be twenty-five cents as they are struck based on the associated quarter dollar. A significantly higher value will be the coin’s melt value as that is based on the five ounces of silver in each strike. Finally, the coin’s numismatic value will likely be the highest value associated with the coin. This numismatic value is the price that collectors would be willing to pay to obtain the coin and increases based on the coin’s perceived rarity and its condition.
Once issued, the 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 will be featured on the reverse of the coin with a design emblematic of the location.
The obverse of the uncirculated coin will contain 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|