Pricing for the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set was announced on Thursday by the United States Mint.
The collectible anniversary set featuring five 2011-dated American Silver Eagles will be available for $299.95, more than some expectations but less than others. Scheduled for release on October 27, the sets have an order limit of five per household.
Reaffirmed by the Mint Thursday as well was the 100,000 maximum mintage, which is appealing to coin collectors given two of the five coins in the anniversary set may only be available through it. The five coins include:
25th Anniversary Set Information
|Coin||Mint Mark*||Released Individually||Price||Latest Sales Figures**|
|2011 Bullion American Silver Eagle||None||January 3||Variable||36,043,500|
|2011 Proof American Silver Eagle||W||June 30||$58.95||771,792|
|2011 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle||P||No||N/A||N/A|
|2011 Uncirculated American Silver Eagle||W||September 15||$50.95||190,927|
|2011 Uncirculated American Silver Eagle||S||No||N/A||N/A|
*The denoted mint marks that appear on each coin indicate where they were produced. "W" is the United States Mint at West Point, "P" is the United States Mint at Philadelphia, and "S" is the United States Mint at San Francisco. The bullion Eagle, while produced in San Francisco, has no mint mark.
**Sales figures are as of Monday, October 17, 2011, with the exception of the bullion coin which has an as of date of Friday, October 21, 2011.
American Silver Eagles date back to 1986 when bullion and proof versions were first released annually. Joining the two coins was an uncirculated annual version which launched in 2006. 2006 also marks the time when the United States Mint released a special reverse proof, which has a frosted background with a polished, mirror-like foreground. It was only available for a short time, was struck in Philadelphia, and could only be purchased through a limited mintage set that celebrated the Eagles’ 20th anniversary.
Each Eagle is composed of .999 fine silver, has a diameter of 1.5 inches and a reeded edge. While the bullion coin is intended for investors, the proof and uncirculated coins are numismatic products struck with coin collectors in mind.
The United State Mint has indicated that it will begin taking orders for the anniversary set beginning at noon ET on the 27th. Upon its release, buyers can visit the Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) to place an order.