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2010 25C Grand Canyon NP 5 oz Silver (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
504968
Diameter:
76.20 millimeters
Designer:
John Flanagan/Phebe Hemphill
Weight:
155.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
33,000
Metal Content:
99.9% Silver
Auction Record:
$917 • PCGS MS69 • 7-14-2013 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 N/A
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 N/A
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 N/A

Jaime Hernandez: The 2010 Grand Canyon National Park Quarter is the fourth design issued in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

As of 2010, the 5 oz. America the Beautiful National Park Quarters are the largest coins ever struck by the U.S. Mint. The Mint produced a Bullion version in 2010 and these Bullion 5 oz versions could only be purchased by Mint Authorized Bullion Distributors. The Mint Distributors had to pay the spot price of silver plus an additional $9.75 premium for each coin.

Once the Distributors offered the coins to the public, the Distributors were only allowed to sell the coins at a maximum 10% premium from what they purchased them from the Mint and the Distributors were also only allowed to sell one set of 5 coins per household.

Due to the one per household limit, collectors were initially reselling the coins for about $2500 a set in the aftermarket, even though the distributors were only selling them in the $950 to $1000 range.

Obverse: The obverse of the coin depicts the same George Washington motif used on all Washington State Quarters from 1999 to date.
 
Reverse: The reverse features the Grand Canyon and a view of the granaries, which located above the Nakoweap Delta near the Colorado River. The granaries were used to store food, seed sometime between 1150A.D. The inscriptions on the coins reverse indicate, GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA, 2010 and EPLURIBUS UNUM.
 
National Site: The Grand Canyon was established as a National site on February 20, 1893.