Buyers of the 2010 Mount Hood 5-ounce silver uncirculated collector coins were a little less eager than purchasers of the previous designs during the first few days they were available.
Sales began July 28 and as of the Aug. 1 weekly Mint statistical report the quantity purchased stood at 14,759.
The maximum number available is 27,000, the same as for the prior four 2010 designs.
In comparison, the 2010 Grand Canyon coin, which was offered immediately prior to the Mount Hood design, started with an initial demand figure of 20,834 while the Yosemite piece registered a similar 20,511.
Yosemite went on to sell out as did the first two designs issued prior to it. The Grand Canyon coin is still available. Sales currently stand at 23,728, leaving some 3,272 unspoken for.
Issue price for the Mount Hood coin is $279.95, the same as that asked for the first four 2010 America the Beautiful designs.
Three of the five 2011 5-ounce bullion investor coins are still available from the U.S. Mint’s Authorized Purchaser network (See Mint Statistics on Page 20), but the uncirculated collector versions that will be sold directly to collectors have yet to be offered for sale by the Mint. They are expected to go on the market later this year.
Watch the Mint website for updates at www.usmint.gov.