American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Photos, Latest Values


Interest continues at a heightened, even frenzied level for the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set which was released on October 27 and promptly sold out in 4 1/2 hours.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Photos
American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Photos – Larger and More Photos Below

While some collectors assert they will never do business again with the United States Mint due to their deep disappointment surrounding its rollout, those who purchased one or more of the 100,000 sets are enthusiastically glued to their delivery time and soaring values.

To the delight of buyers, the United States Mint started shipping sets this week. They began showing up on buyer’s doorsteps on the morning of Wednesday, November 9, or thirteen days after their launch. At the pace at which they are being delivered, all buyers could have their sets within one to two weeks. (See photos of the set.)

Latest American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Values

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set values are scorching hot. So much so that some collectors who originally purchased one solely for their collection are now considering letting it go. With the profits, some say, a few bills can be paid with money still left over for other coins. On the flip side, many collectors have commented that they will never let theirs go.

The United States Mint sold the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set for $299.95. After they sold out, prices quickly doubled. The fervor, in part, led to a temporarily hiatus as eBay halted set auctions until sellers had physical possession of the sets. Now that they are shipping, several hundred auction listings are again on eBay. Here are a few samplings of auctions found when searching the site using the keywords: "American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set."

Examples of 25th Anniversary Set Auctions

# of Sets Bids Latest Bid Amount Bid Amount Per Set Over Mint Price
One 16 $750.00 +$450.05
One 20 $743.99 +$444.04
One 15 $735.00 +$435.05
One 16 $735.00 +$435.05
One 8 $700.00 +$400.05
One 10 $660.00 +$360.05
One 13 $655.00 +$355.05
Three 16 $1,900.00 +$333.38
Five 15 $3,541.00 +$408.25
Five 1 $3,500.00 +$400.05
Five 13 $3,250.00 +$350.05
Five 6 $3,050.00 +$310.05
Five 15 $2,999.99 +$300.05


Auction activity above was a snapshot of several listings on eBay at 9:27 a.m. ET on Friday, November 11.

Only time will tell how long collectors’ attention remain toward the sets and whether the values climb or fall to some degree. Past anniversary sets have held significant premiums, and these latest ones are expected to as well.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Photos

Photographic details of the sets and Eagles have been scarce given their recent release was just two weeks back. The following are several photos of the sets, including shipping, packaging and the actual coins, including the two unique Eagles that are only found within the anniversary set. Each of the photos may be enlarged with a click.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Shipping Box
Photo: Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Shipping Box

As seen above, the United States Mint used a long shipping box to accommodate multiple sets to one address. The household limit was five. The box shown has two.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - Opened Shipping Box
Photo: Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - Opened Shipping Box

The sets were stacked by two’s inside this shipping box. The above picture shows the Mint’s outer packaging for the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Packaging
Photo: Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Packaging

The first layer of packaging for the set involved a navy blue sleeve with the US Mint’s logo and description in silver print, ‘AMERICAN EAGLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER COIN SET’. Inside the sleeve is a navy blue rectangular outer box with the same United States Mint logo and writing on its top lid. This outer box feels like a specially coated cardboard box and has one unattached side that makes removal of the set much easier.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Case
Photo: Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Case

As this photo illustrates, within the cardboard box was a highly polished custom-designed lacquered hardwood case, wrapped in a thin white cloth (not shown) to prevent scratches during shipping. The set’s case is 14 ½ inches in length. Again, on top of the lid and writing in silver color is the United States Mint logo and description, ‘AMERICAN EAGLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER COIN SET.’ A column of seven stars are carved on the left and right edges of the top of the lid.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - Opened Case
Photo: American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - Opened Case

Above is a photo of the inner portion of the hinged hardwood case. The entire case is lined in navy blue felt. Not shown is a single strip of navy blue felt cloth that covered the coins.

The photo showing the opened case reveals the logo for the United States Department of the Treasury in the center of the opened lid. The five American Silver Eagle coins lay inside, perfectly centered on a removable but sturdy navy blue frame.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - 5 Coins
Photo: American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set - 5 Coins

Each coin is encapsulated in a clear coin holder for protection and can be removed from the navy blue frame.

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Case and Certificate
Photo: American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set Case and Certificate

The United States Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity is found at the bottom of the opened case, underneath the coins. The Certificate of Authenticity is made of a thick cardstock with printing on both sides.

2011 Bullion American Silver Eagle (reverse)
Photo: 2011 Bullion American Silver Eagle (reverse)

The 2011 Silver Eagle bullion coin is the ‘whitest’ coin in the set, and it does not have a mint mark. It is available individually (outside the set) through coin dealers and precious metals providers. The price for one is a bit over the current spot price of silver.

2011-W Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse)
2011-W Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse)
2011-W Proof American Silver Eagle (reverse)
2011-W Proof American Silver Eagle (reverse)

The 2011 Proof Silver Eagle with the ‘W’ mint mark has a finish that is specially designed for collectors.

The carefully sculpted foreground images on both sides of the coin are frosted so that they stand out against the highly polished mirror-like background surface. This type of engraving technique creates a very dramatic cameo effect. This coin may be purchased individually (outside the set) directly from the United States Mint website ( for $58.95.

2011-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse)
2011-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse)
2011-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle (reverse)
2011-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle (reverse)

In the middle is the 2011 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the ‘P’ mint mark. This coin is unique to the set and is not sold individually. Its finish is called a reverse proof because the raised foreground image has been given the brilliant and mirror-like finish while the smooth background surface is frosted.

All of these elements are designed to enhance the features of Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design.

2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (reverse)
Photo: 2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (reverse)

The other two coins are the uncirculated versions. The United States Mint starts with specially burnished blanks that are hand-loaded into the coining press. The finish on the uncirculated coins is brilliant, with a more soft and matte finish versus the cameo effect on the proof coin.

The mint marks are located on their reverse. As illustrated in the above photo, the ‘W’ mint mark is below the eagle and shield design but above the word FINE. This particular coin may be purchased individually (outside the set) directly from the United States Mint website ( for $50.95.

2011-S Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (reverse)
Photo: 2011-S Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (reverse)

The other uncirculated Silver Eagle sports the ‘S’ mint mark. This coin is unique to the set and not sold individually.

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rpw, Call NGC 1-800-642-2646 If I paid a fee it was many years ago. I get coins graded every year from them. NGC will tell you all you need to know.


My second order of two sets are “out for delivery” right now. 7 days earlier than first estimated by the Mint.


I came very close to pulling the trigger and joining NGC to have my sealed set graded. I’m hesitant…Is it really worth the cash and effort? I would really appreciate some input on this matter from you collectors and resellers. Thank You


Blue, check out you will see difference between a NGC 69 set a 70 set and a ungraded set.


personaly I’m going to enjoy mine in the original government packaging , the way it came from the mint and not worry about grading , sending in for grading and them coming back miss matched grades I mean what’s the chances one set will all be a perfect 70


Anyone had a set of (25) coins graded yet, that can tell me the ratio on grading from NGC.
Say…. 10 of them graded 70’s vs. 15 of them grading 69’s or perhaps very luckily all graded 70’s 🙂


All the pictures in the world will never compare to actually holding this set. This set that is the finest thing to come out of the mint since the Lincoln Chronicles. I also love to watch the selling price soar but I will never sell mine.

john evens

I’ve been hearing that the bullion coin with no mintmark was struck in Denver if that’s true shouldn’t the Roy’s indicate that on the label like the san Francisco bullion coin?

John, the Mint does not produce American Silver Eagles in Denver. There was an article from another outlet some weeks back that mistakenly (and since corrected) indicated some were minted there. All bullion 2011 Silver Eagles are struck in either West Point or San Francisco (the latter just added this year The bullion Silver Eagle within all anniversary sets originates from San Francisco. Tom Jurowsky, director of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Public Affairs, confirmed that on Nov. 11, according to Coin World’s November 28 issue.


Aloha all, congratulations to those who were able to get their order in. Some of us in waitlist purgatory are giving up hope. The tv auction site last night had 300 sets, not individual coins, of first day of issue MS 69 ANACAS and several hundred MS 70 sets also on sale. How did they get 500-600 sets with a household limit of 5? And how did they manage to get them graded by the first day of issue? It seems that the rules are not the same for all of us. How do I arrange to get 600 sets… Read more »


Kahoola That is a injustice alot of coin collectors (especially those who did not get a set) complain about. The tv coin sellers are able to get vast quanties of coins leaving the common collector having to pay a huge premium if they could not get through to the mint. The mint should have placed a one per household limit on everyone including dealers. In order to get 500-600 sets the coin dealer had to have a inside track or have 100-120 people order the limit. I know some dealers were offering customers a fee to order for them. How… Read more »


Mike Unser: Thanks for the information about the 25th Anniversary Bullion Coin in the set. I asked that question a while back if it was made in San Francisco and no one answered. So I called NGC on 11/14 and they said it was made at West Point. That is why its not on the label. You would think NGC would know everything about the set before they started grading. I’m glad I didn’t get my set graded yet. Other than that a 30th Anniversary Denver Mint reverse proof silver eagle would be great.


“First Strike”, is deceiving, in the fact that all coins struck for the year 2011, (American Silver Eagles) are all ‘first strike’, in unison with the year. It really does not matter if the first coin, or last coin, (100,000), struck is given a caption of ‘first strike’, for they are all first strike. There is no way to determine the first boxes off the line, unless someone has prior information regarding this fact, (coin dealers). The tag and numbers would identify the origin , as well as the time. No one is privy to this information, other than the… Read more »


Has anyone come up short on their receipt quantity? I ordered 2. Received the box from the mint. It says 2 were shipped but only one in the box. I had to fill out a NRV (non receipt verification) form to the Mint. The box looked un-opened. I was beside myself. I was thinking how is the Mint going to believe me? Per conversation with the Mint, the customer service rep. said they have their ways. I told her that my set is out there and it’s already paid for. I don’t want a credit. Seems a little fishy that… Read more »


So I sent in my 25th Anniversary Sets for grading yesterday but I’m still very skeptical. Here’s my issue. First – how do I know that the coins I get back are the coins I actually sent in? Out of 25 coins sent in, I could get back 3 graded as MS70’s. All others as MS or PF69. How would I ever know? Considering the after market price these things could sell for, these grading companies know that there’s almost no way we would ever know if they swapped my coins or graded them unfairly in favor of dealers who… Read more »


rpw I would be very grateful if you got back to us when you recieve your silver eagles. Let us know how they graded. I feel the same way you do. If you don’t mind me asking who did you get your eagles graded by. Good Luck,



Interesting to read everyones stories and comments that have received their sets. I must have the last delivery date of anyone, I was just informed today my ship date is 12/6/11. The first ship date I had was 11-14, then 11-22, the 11-24, now 12/6. Anyone have a later ship date than that?


@Joe NGC. Couldn’t decide which agency was better (based solely on after market prices for their graded products) so I just went with them. I still think grading is a SCAM but depending on what happens with my coins, I may change my mind. Honestly – I don’t see how one coin is “significantly better” than another assuming there is no visible difference in quality. Some 25th coins are on ebay for a ridiculous price – simply because the slab was signed by the chief designer. BIG DEAL – what does that have to do with the coin???? I think… Read more »


I sent my 5 sets off a few days ago. I really have a nauseating feeling about how the Anniversary Sets had to be sent in unopened. My box had a bar code scan, along with what looked like an inspector sticker. After reading several post about the grading services and how they could easily scam the small collector’s like myself, without anyone ever knowing. I agree with RPW and how each coin should be serialized independently. That way we would know that the coins that we send in to have graded would be the one’s we receive back. This… Read more »


The grading companies are scamming the collector in many ways. Making up grades when they want. Grading coins as they feel like it that day. Its easy for them to keep higher grades for the TV coin dealers. Whats to stop them from promising the coin dealers that they can have one thousand sets of pf 70’s and another thousand sets of pf 69’s? Then as they grade everyones coins they put aside what they had promised the coin dealers and send out the left overs to everyone else. There would be no way of us knowing. We would be… Read more »


I agree James and John. Unfortunately, the only choices we have are send it in or don’t. My take (wrongly) is this. If I get back MS70 or PF70 on 1 out of 5 of the sets, it was better than not sending it in at all (I think) only because it will have an early release designation. I don’t think that should matter but somehow, collectors have made it matter. I expect nothing less than 69’s but even without seeing them – I don’t see how they could not be 70’s. If I get back anything less – I’ll… Read more »

Bubba H

Funny how people are worried about sending unopened boxes to grading companies and then send them to them anyway. The reason the system is in place is because people do it. If people would quit doing it, things would change. A lot of people are making money because of grading. What does it really matter if your coin is a 69 or 70? Almost all modern proof coins are either 69 or 70.


Just a comment about the discussion of NGC or PCGS making up higher grade sets with your coins for dealers. I am not a dealer and sent in one 25th Anniversary set I managed to get and just got confirmation that all coins were graded either MS70, PF70 or PF70 UC. I was hoping your discussion was not true. Perhaps this is a positive sign otherwise.


@Bubba You are correct. If people would quit sending them in to be graded, the problem wouldn’t exist. However, people do- so the rest of us are stuck and must follow suit otherwise our coins become “less” valuable simply by default. Buyers look at what they are getting for their money and buy what seems to be most valuable – whatever that may mean. Unfortunately – it’s a darn if you do darn if you don’t situation. You said “what does it matter if they are 69 versus 70”? Really? Have you looked at the aftermarket prices? It matters. Sad… Read more »


Got my 25th Anniversary Set results today. Overall – Just ok in my opinion. I think they did what they had to do given there were 5 sets (25 coins). There’s no way it should have been anything less given what I’ve seen from all the other posts on these sets. Results are: COIN LIST Coins for NGC invoice number XXXX8690 LineItem Year Mint Mark Variety/Pedigree Denom. Grade Comments 001 2011 EAGLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SET S$1 MS 70 002 2011 EAGLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SET S$1 MS 70 003 2011 EAGLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SET S$1 MS 69 004 2011 EAGLE 25TH… Read more »


rpw, 15 seventys out of 25 Silver Eagles and 4 of 5 reverse proofs also 2 San Francisco that’s great. Never got a 67 Silver Eagle. Thanks for sharing that.