Mount Hood Silver Uncirculated Coins

The 2010 Mount Hood National Forest Silver Uncirculated Coins are the final of five 2010-dated strikes in the US Mint America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin series. The silver uncirculated coins feature a reverse design emblematic of Mount Hood National Forest which is located in the state of Oregon.

Mount Hood Silver Coin

Mount Hood Silver Uncirculated Coins

They are very similar to those released under the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. For more information on those, see the Mount Hood bullion coins. And like the bullion versions, they are also composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver.

Making them unique, however, is the fact that the United States Mint produces them for numismatic reasons. As such, they have an uncirculated finish and a ‘P’ mintmark indicating they were minted at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia. The bullion coins were also struck in Philadelphia but have no mintmark.

The United States Mint will strike five of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coins annually. As mentioned, these uncirculated coins are the last for 2010. Typically, they would be released in the same year in which they are struck, but likely owing to production difficulties of both five ounce series, the US Mint did not release these coins until July 28, 2011.

A limited mintage of only 27,000 of the coins was produced by the US Mint with each selling for $279.95.

2010 Mount Hood Silver Coin Values

Mound Hood Silver Uncirculated Coins essentially have three different values associated with them — a face value, an intrinsic melt value and a numismatic value. The face value is $.25 which is what the government of the United States has placed on them were they to be used in everyday commerce.

Their intrinsic melt value is much higher owing to the fact that each has five ounces of precious metal. This means that if silver is currently trading at $30 an ounce, these uncirculated coins would be worth approximately $150.

Their highest values will be the amount that coin collectors are willing to pay. Numismatic values generally increase based on a coins condition and rarity. They have a relatively low mintage, making their rarity almost guaranteed.

Uncirculated coins which have been slabbed and graded highly by a third party grading service will attain the highest numismatic values, especially those graded at the "70" level.


Mount Hood Silver Uncirculated Coin Information

Mount Hood National Forest is located in the state of Oregon and will be featured on the reverse of coin. The forest takes its name from the mountain found within its boundaries which was named after British Admiral Samuel Hood.

As previously mentioned, these strikes only have a mintage of 27,000 which is the same as the other four inaugural year releases of the series. This mintage will likely be low in comparison to subsequent releases (See current year silver coins sales figures for the most recent information on sales.)

A significant premium was charged by the US Mint for the coins over and above the melt value of the strikes. This premium was much higher than the $9.75 premium the Mint charges its authorized purchasers for the similar Mount Hood Bullion Coins.

George Washington, the first President of the United States, is featured on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Coins. The portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan and first used on the circulating 1932 quarter dollar.

The massive Mount Hood is shown on the reverse of the Mount Hood Silver Uncirculated Coin with Lost Lake shown in the foreground. The design was completed by Phebe Hemphill who both designed and sculpted it.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $.25
Composition: 999 Fine Silver
Mintage Cap: 27,000
Diameter: 3 Inches
Weight 5 Ounces
Edge: Incused Lettering
Minting Facility: Philadelphia (P)
Obverse Design: Portrait of George Washington
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Design: Image of Mount Hood and Lost Lake
Reverse Designer: Phebe Hemphill



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