2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Includes Two American Silver Eagles

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The United States Mint rolled out images and information for their upcoming 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. The Mint’s product page for the annually issued set now shows its price, its limits, and lists its six 99.9% fine silver coins which, for the first time, include two different American Silver Eagles.

U.S. Mint Product images 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set
U.S. Mint product images of their 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

Paying homage to the pair of coins, the U.S. Mint extended the product’s name to: "Limited Edition 2021 Silver Proof Set – American Eagle Collection."

Scheduled to launch Oct. 1, the set of six silver coins weighing a combined 2.90 troy ounces will be $235. As a comparison of sorts, the no-longer-available set from last year was $201. It holds eight silver coins that, in total, weigh 2.51 troy ounces. For another data point to consider, the LBMA silver price was $24.15 an ounce on Thursday. (It was $23.89 an ounce when last year’s set debuted on Dec. 10.) Using silver’s price, this year’s set has about $9.42 more in silver value than last year’s set.

Included within the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set are the following six coins:

  • 2021-S Proof American Silver Eagle, Type 2 New Design (San Francisco)
  • 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle, Type 1 Classic Design (West Point)
  • 2021-S Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site quarter (last in the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program)
  • 2021-S George Washington Crossing the Delaware quarter
  • 2021-S Kennedy half dollar
  • 2021-S Roosevelt dime

A selling point for past sets has been their premier presentation packaging. Simply put and unfortunately, packaging for the 2021 set is less elegant.

That said, its attraction is boosted by the proof Silver Eagles. The Mint earlier released the same two coins as standalones at $73 apiece and each sold out quickly. Today, the pair as ungraded examples would sell from $25 to $65 more than the Mint’s $235 price of one 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set.

Like last year, this year’s set has a product limit of 50,000. Orders will be limited to 1 per household for the first 24 hours of sales.

More information about the set may be found on the U.S. Mint’s online page for proof products, found here.

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FViia

NOT HAPPY !

gman1964

So if I had managed to buy the two proof ASE in this set previously when they were offered (did) at $73 apiece, plus the Silver Proof set (did not) which contains the other coins included here for $101, I would have spent $247. This set sells for $235. It is just missing the non-silver proofs that were in the silver set. If you were unlucky enough to miss out on the two ASEs the first time around I guess it would be a good chance to try again with the new mint software in place. But if you have… Read more »

FViia

I buy one for each kid, and not happy about the packaging.

Kaiser Wilhelm

FViia,

Clearly I should have read further down the thread as I am now informed as to what the source of your unhappiness happened to be. There you have it.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

gman1964,

I’ve never approached this set as an either/or in regard to whether or not I already did or didn’t have the component parts of. To my way of thinking this is a free-standing item that I either want for it’s own sake or feel I can do without, depending on how the longer term mood strikes me and my collecting inclinations move me.

Dave

I think I will pass on this set- really had enough of the USMint BS for the year – I’m done

Kaiser Wilhelm

FViia,

In general, or coin specific? 🙂

Mammoth

I missed out on the Type II S-Silver Eagle thanks to the Mint’s ordering cluster-F*; I tried and tried until they were no longer available. So here’s another chance to snag one – but that is a pretty stiff price if you are only after one coin.

But at least there is a consolation prize of the highly-touted 2021-S Kennedy Half…[Giggle!]
(For more snide comments, see my post on the recent Barber Dime article.)

Question: has anybody here yet gotten a George Washington crossing the Delaware quarter in their pocket change yet?

-Mammoth

Phil

Does anyone actually use cash anymore? I honestly can’t remember last x I did.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Phil,

As was said so often on that memorable show Perry Mason, “Asked and answered.”

Christopher Williams

Raymond Burr is the all-time best TV lawyer. Watched “Perry Mason” as kid back in the 60’s and still watch it on ME TV.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Mammoth (woolly or otherwise),

It’s rare that I get any change since my credit card is the medium of exchange for me and I have the distinct feeling that I’m not the only one in this position these days.

Phil

C cards are nxt 2 go. Just chip my elbow to walk in & out. We’re almost there. Lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

Phil,

There might just be one too many grim dystopian sci-fi movies on your resume’, brother. Just guessing here, but it might be time to get out into some really fresh (preferably “The Sound Of Music”-type mountain) air.

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Charlie

Both P and D Crossing. Zero Tuskegee.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Charlie,

“Two out of three ain’t bad.”

(with thanks to Meatloaf)

Antonio

A roll of D Tuskegee from my bank. It’s only $10.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

Way to go. Most excellent!

FViia

Was on a Meatloaf diet last fall. Those were good times.

Kaiser Wilhelm

FViia,

Indeed, one can never have too much Meatloaf!

Antonio

I have an uncirculated roll of George Washington Crossing the Delaware quarters from my bank.

FViia

I tried to get a box of those from the bank. They blew me off. Have -0-

Kaiser Wilhelm

FViia,

Banks can be stuffy that way. C’est la vie.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

Wow, you are battin’ a thousand!

Larry T

Mammoth,

I honestly can’t remember the last time I paid for anything with cash. Everything goes on my CC’s as it’s just much easier. Oh, and I get some cash back from the CC’s every month!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry,

Oh yes, I do like my cash back, especially when it’s at the multiple level for certain categories of purchases. Amazon’s Chase card always gives 5%; would that were the case for all! Free money!

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Rob S

I didnt have a yen for this set, but I currently STILL have an order for 3 S-Type II ASEs in BACKORDER??? When I called about that it wasnt acknowledged as an accident or error or anything. *shrug* My palladium I recently ordered is coming in before them! Maybe they’re pressing some more with this set to “fill” whatever “backorder” means for the S-Type II. Just not sure if I want to grab this set to get the S-Type II? That palladium made a HYOOOOGE dent in the bank acct. … I got a P Washington / crossing in change.… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rob, I’m stymied as to why – or how, for that matter – the Mint still has your 2021-S Type 2 American Silver Eagles on “Back Order”; it’s actually quite a while since when you should have received those. One of my recurring suspicions as to what the source of the coins for the fulfillment of old Back Orders is that they would be none other than the returns from the Big Dealers, Flippers and Buying Clubs. I think that sometimes these re-sellers overestimate how much they in fact need and after re-thinking their “investment” they send whatever they aren’t… Read more »

Rob S

I know. Thats what my fear is also. I believe even tho they pay to have them graded, they can have sub-69s (or any minimum grade) returned un-holdered, so they can put them back in the capsules and Mint boxes.
THATS what I’ll probably get. groooooannnn

The whole B/O situation has me sick about it – just not knowing is almost as bad as canceled.

I seriously thought thats part of what I got last year, when a few 2020s graded at 67!! But it wasnt the same “rush” as this year.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rob, Yes, it may well be possible that coins returned by the Big Buyers are those that haven’t made the cut for major re-seller profits, but then no matter how the coins from the Mint make their way to us we can never be sure of what they would grade anyway. I hear you regarding the pain of uncertainty with Back Orders; it’s not my idea of fun either. I hope your situation gets sorted out soon. The one stress I luckily avoid is what my coins will grade as I have yet to ever send one in to get… Read more »

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Rob S

“BTK”? is that “Burger, Torture, Kill”?? lol 😀

Daniel

I am not a big time purchaser, but as the attached picture shows, I do spend a lot with the mint, and keeping customers in a perpetual state of BACK ORDER isn’t a smart long term play. It is easier for me to quit collecting, than it is for the mint finding a new person to start collecting. It is an interesting game, by treating the individual collector like dirt, but pandering to “the big guys”. It is like they don’t understand that this is a closed system. You don’t take these coins and spend them on candy. You lock… Read more »

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Larry T

Good one Kaiser!

Daniel

Yep, Mine are still in “BACK ORDER” status as well 🙁

Ron H

I recieved my Palladium, I’m dissapointed it’s defective. I’m returning it.

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Joe

So, “defective” to you means that you think the coin is not PR70 !!

But, rather a PR69 or PR68…..

You should be more “disappointed” in your bad spelling rather than the coin you “received” !!

Kaiser Wilhelm

I am admittedly a sucker for bright and shiny things, so this will definitely remain on my radar for what will quite likely end up being a last minute decision. As far as the packaging, sure, I would prefer something a little more fitting and closer to the quality of the contents, but as the old saying goes, it is what it is. I would be deterred by the total price over silver spot long before I would worry about the type of box these beautiful coins come in. All in all, it’s still a nice presentation and the fact… Read more »

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Antonio

How about those reverse proofs on Monday? I hope my order will go through. I think that’ll be it for me for this year.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

Other than being another bloody Battle Royal, it should be a snap and a breeze.

Larry T

Antonio,

I’m already limbering up my fingers in anticipation of that event. I’m a little concerned about Monday, as an article I read states the Mint upgraded its ordering software to take 217 orders/second. That’s a little over 13,000 orders per minute so unless all the traffic drastically slows the site down, we might only have about 10 minutes to snag a set. Why does it seem that the last item one wants from the Mint always is the most difficult to procure?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry,

The Autumn Rush has become an annual tradition at our favorite Mint. I’m sure you recall how this uproarious Fall Frenzy began with the infamous 2019-S Advanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle debacle. Tally ho!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry,

So let me see if I’ve got this straight. The Mint has performed a calculation to establish the average time it takes the average person to enter an average order.

My question then is this. How did the Mint determine how long the average second is?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

P.S. What, no U.S. Mint Christmas Ornaments this year? 🙂

Joe

It’s on the schedule…..it just says TBD !!

How did you miss that ??

Sherril Matney

The packaging on these are ridiculous as is other items released.For the price we pay they should be silk lined.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Sherril,

I certainly can’t disagree with your assessment of this situation. However, knowing how the Mint already likes to squeeze every little cent out of us, I’m quite sure they would add another ten or twenty dollars to the list price of this set in order to offset the additional cost of providing it with more elegant packaging. And so it goes.

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Antonio

Paris and London Mints provide their coins with such nice packaging. U.S. = cheap.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

Agree with that, but at considerably higher prices for what you get in the way of the coins themselves. So they have lower mintages, but without any meaningful context that really doesn’t mean much of anything.

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sam tweedy

Lots of “Old Ladies” here a need for a lot more nap time !!! LOL!! Whining Whining!!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

sam,

This “old lady” yours truly gets more naptime than he should but still loves to whine.

Cash me ousside, how bout dah?

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Daniel

Haha. I love how Kaiser can reminisce about going to school when he grew up in Sumer … and then wheel out “cash me ousside” whilst posting memes.

LOL … it’s like a case study in Dissociative identity disorder

Kaiser Wilhelm

Daniel,

Although in Kaiser’s case this peculiarity appears to manifest as Associated Personality Diversification, a less commonly encountered variation in which random deviations exhibit a collectively wanton disregard of conformity.

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Rich

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

I’m sure we could all go for that.

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Lonnie VanSickle

Thank you. Sounds like a bunch of old ladys

Kaiser Wilhelm

Lonnie,

Most certainly. We collect coins, crochet and occasionally churn butter.

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Lonnie

Yep

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Kirk R Lapham

One hour and 45 minutes into sale, the mint is still accepting orders. Don’t go to EBay and buy just yet folks!

Paul

This set would be great if they would just go back to regular quarters.

Victor

BTW, anyone getting Bush set?

Rooster

Not I. Price is too lofty. Possibly on secondary though.

Larry T

Victor,

I have most of the previous sets, but don’t think I’m buying this one. I’m not a big fan of the Bush’s and whilst I paid $57 or so for the previous sets, this one comes in at roughly twice that amount! Too much for the only coin in the set that I’d want, the reverse proof dollar. So, ‘read my lips’, I’ll pass!

Daniel

Holding out for the Trump set. I hear it’s going to be the biggest ever seen

Larry T

I think the word you’re looking for is ‘HUGE.’