Puck "Cents"

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Phil Ham, May 11, 2013.

  1. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park puck went on sale on 26 August 2019, and the mint sold just 12,169 in the first week of sales. It is the 49th puck in the ATB series. Other pucks continue to have weak sales and this release has surprisingly not generated much interest in this program. I would like to dispel the rumor that the Texas puck is bigger than the others. Apparently, everything isn't bigger in Texas as it is the same size and weight as the others. Other pucks available at the mint include the Cumberland Island, Block Island, Lowell, American Memorial Park, and War in the Pacific pucks. I rate the design of the latest puck as average. I liked the design of the earlier 2019 pucks better than this one. Here is some information on the puck from the mint website.

    "The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas) is the fourth release of 2019 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This reverse (tails) design depicts elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions: wheat symbolizes farming; the arches and bell symbolize community; a lion symbolizes Spanish cultural heritage; and a symbol of the San Antonio River symbolizes irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources. Inscriptions are “SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS,” “TEXAS,” “2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The San Antonio Missions made up one of the largest concentrations of Spanish missions in North America during the 1700s and helped create the foundation for the city of San Antonio. The missions were built as walled compounds containing the church, living quarters, workshops, storerooms, and fortified towers. The blending of cultures is reflected in the 18th century Spanish architecture and the indigenous designs. The missions were built close together because of the natural resources found near the San Antonio River. Construction of aqueducts and irrigation canals (acequias) brought water to the missions, sustaining farming and ranching. The missions’ toolmaking, carpentry, looming, spinning, and masonry further contributed to the community’s ability to be self-sustaining. The missions are surrounded by residential and commercial areas, demonstrating both their modern-day success and unbroken connection with the past."

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  3. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    The Texas puck has been released since the last update. Sales have been extremely low for all six of the remaining pucks that remain on the mint website. Puck values have increased slightly since the last update in June. It is probably related to the increase in silver prices over the past two months. At the current rate, the four 2019 pucks will have a tough time reaching the 15,000 threshold. Although I expect the San Antonio puck to reach that threshold, I'm guessing that the others will fall far short. The chart and graph tell the story.

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  4. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    The Frank Church River of No Return puck went on sale on 14 November 2019. It is the 50th puck in the ATB series. Other pucks continue to have weak sales and it will be interesting to see if the Idaho puck follows the same trend. The US mint hasn't released sales figures since the 3rd of November so we have no sales data yet. Other pucks available at the mint include the Cumberland Island, Block Island, Lowell, American Memorial Park, War in the Pacific, and San Antonito pucks. I rate the design of the latest puck as better than average. It is better than the San Antonio puck design but not quite as good as American Memorial Park puck. Here is some information on the puck from the mint website.

    The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho) is the fifth and last release of 2019 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This reverse (tails) design depicts a piloted drift boat on the rushing river encompassed by the trees and rock formations of the wilderness. The puck is made up of rugged mountains, deep canyons, and wild whitewater rivers, including the Main Salmon River and Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Designated a national site in 1980, the River of No Return Wilderness was later renamed in honor of the late U.S. Senator Frank Church, who played a leading role in its establishment as a protected wilderness. The area encompasses more than 2.3 million acres, is the largest single connected wilderness in the contiguous States, and contains four national forests. It is known for the variety of landscapes visible from the river, including wooded ridges rising to the sky, huge eroded monuments and bluffs, picturesque castles and towers, and solitary steep, rugged rocks.


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