2021 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set Launch

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Anticipated by many, once delayed, and likely not available for long, the United States Mint’s 2021 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set goes on sale today beginning at Noon ET.

Mint images 2021 S&W Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles
U.S. Mint images of their 2021 S&W Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

Officially named the "2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition," the collectible is is expected to be one of the most popular U.S. Mint products released this year because it contains a West Point Mint-struck 2021-W American Silver Eagle with the original or classic design (Type 1) and a San Francisco Mint-struck 2021-S American Silver Eagle with the new design (Type 2).

Sweetening the pot, the pair are in a brilliant reverse proof finish which showcases polished, mirror-like design elements that attractively contrast against frosted backgrounds. Further, the set’s mintage/product limit is capped at 125,000. This instantly makes both coins key issues in the entire American Silver Eagle series.

Initially, the two-coin set was scheduled for a release on Aug. 24. A few days before the 24th, however, the Mint pushed the release back just shy of three weeks to land on a less-typical release day of Monday (today).

Those interested in the set should be proactive. Recommendations include making sure your account with the U.S. Mint is up-to-date with a valid credit card, and logging in several minutes before its launch to be prepared. Anyone who has attempted to purchase a popular Mint release can attest that both patience and frustration will be part of the equation. The Mint has taken steps to alleviate past issues, but demand for this product is expected to still strain the Mint’s website. In some good news, orders are limited to one set per household for the first 24 hours of sales. This restriction will help more people get one.

American Silver Eagle Designs

The classic 2021-W Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle contains the original designs (Type 1) as seen on American Eagle program coins since their debut in 1986. This includes Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty" design as first used on the 1916-1947 half-dollar obverses and John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield design used on original Silver Eagle reverses.

Mint images 2021-W Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle
U.S. Mint images of their 2021-W Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle which features the classic design (Type 1)

Weinman’s Liberty design is also showcased on the obverse of the 2021-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle. However, the design was refreshed using modern technology and historical Mint assets to more closely reflect Weinman’s original intent. It also carries Weinman’s unique artist mark.

Mint images 2021-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle
U.S. Mint images of their 2021-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle, Type 2, which features the refreshed obverse and completely new reverse design

The redesigned reverse offers an eagle as it approaches a landing, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to a nest. The new reverse design, created by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, will appear on all American Silver Eagles going forward.

Redesigned American Silver Eagles also feature enhanced security features, including a reeded edge variation.

Two-Coin Set’s American Silver Eagle Specifications

Denomination: $1
Finish: Reverse Proof
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 1.000 troy oz.
(31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches
(40.60 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: West Point – W
San Francisco – S

 

Ordering & Price

On release at Noon ET, the 2021 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set will be available from the Mint’s online store for American Eagle coins. Pricing for the two-coin set is listed as $175.

U.S. Mint product images of the two-coin set
U.S. Mint product images of the two-coin set

The pair of coins ship encapsulated and packaged together in a single black presentation case. An outer sleeve displays both reverse designs. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

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Rodentman

I was surprised to get one, shortly after 1 PM. Now processing. See some on ebay already at >$1k from stinking flippers. I hate them. World would be a better place without greed. Try to buy a Rolex watch.

Larry T

I am trying to buy a Rolex. Have had it ordered for 4 months and counting! Man, it’s almost impossible to buy anything right now. I’m just glad we have joe running things so well!

SENZA

I have a Rolex for sale!

I was just looking at this tiny 42″ Browning safe asking price $2140.00 and 40 weeks for delivery – this is the new world where the haves want to be paid in advance for a product they might get for you some time in the not very near future. The government calls it an advance pay scheme (and why shouldn’t they as the US Mint does it all the time) I call it BS.

Joe wants to know if you could loan him $6.4 Billion dollars to house and feed 120,000 afghans

Finbar Higgins

I Have been waiting for mine for 4 months. World Wide Shortage. If you want one today, pay 2x or more retail.

Larry T

I see on the Coin Vault, the Able brother’s are selling them in RP70 for just $999.98! I believe you can buy as many sets as you want!

Rob S

Thanks for the heads up. They had options, and I opted for the 69 for a few hunny less. I really dont like the double holder, in fact I woulda preferred ungraded in USM box with COA, but … I’m a begger. 😉

I just HAD to scratch this ITCH!! (At 3.5-4 TIMES initial Mint cost, oh hell.) Didnt want to be missing these from the collection.

At least I aint givin Mezack my left nut! 😀

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Rob S

Oh, and he sold out of the $1300 sets he has ????
Nice to see on TV – live – tho.

Rob S

Ah, his $1300 1st day of issue sets sold out, he still has “regular issue” at the same $ – like that matters??? I didnt see 69s on HSN’s site.
Me. So. MAAAAADDDD!!

SENZA

But what about those convenient payments – I think at least some people think the first payment is the whole asking price until they see the 2nd charge to their CC.

Rob S

Update: I saw they came out with them in separate NGC holders. So I called to change the order to get them that way. Also comes with the mint box / coa.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry, Wow! That’s a $825 mark-up from the Mint price, but I’m surmising that about half of that went to the wholesale re-seller, which would be either one of the eighteen ever anonymous Authorized Bulk Purchasers or the likes of the one and only Brooklyn Buyers Club, about which I cannot shake the belief that with their at least 20,000 plus resident compensated agents and their unleashing of whatever was left of their now infamous monumental BOT armada they must have been able to pick up the lion’s share of whatever wasn’t nabbed on release day by individual customers like… Read more »

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SENZA

The US Mint has credited the amount of this purchase back to my account but has not messaged me about any changes or issues. I received the “order received” email and the “order confirmed” email before this happened – anyone else experience this?

Best Regards

Larry T

Senza

Was this for the Reverse Proof Designer Edition Set? Mine is still in the ‘processing’ stage.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Larry,

Same here. That little unit doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere, or, the Mint is preparing to tell us, “Just kidding. No coins for you!” I suppose it could happen.

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SENZA

Yes

Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

Since these sets haven’t actually shipped yet the charge should only appear in your credit card account’s pending section temporarily as a sort of credit check and then simply vanish until the item is actually in the mail.

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SENZA

Right On! In the past this would happen and the next day the money would come back out of my account and I would get notice the coin(s) had shipped but this time no shipped notice…

Larry T

Kaiser,

That’s exactly how it works. My CC showed the charge as ‘pending’, it disappears after a few days, and reappears as a ‘charged’ item only when it has shipped. I still haven’t ascertained whether Senza’s order has been canceled or simply hasn’t shipped yet. I’ll be happy once my order has shipped!

SENZA

I was just looking in my desk drawer I have US Mint receipts stacked from May 24th (the first 2021 Morgan) and the Mint currently owes me about a dozen coins – hoping all of these are delivered in October as promised by the Mint.

Paul Bergeron

Early on, the US Mint said that they would START shipping the Morgan 2021’s in October. No statement on when they expected to complete shipments. There are a lot of coins to ship, and COVID restrictions have slowed things down. I think that at some point in selling the later coins, the US Mint started to say that shipping of Morgan’s and Peace would START in “October or November”.

SENZA

Feebay Flipper Bargain ?

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Gary Colon

Here is another possible solution to the huge influx of customers for very limited US Mint offerings. Everyone who orders for Example: Limited Edition Silver Set 50,000 mintage and 1 Per household. Each order is provided their Unique Order # Then all these orders are subject to a random “lottery” where selections to Fill ALL 50,000 Coins is performed up to the said total of 50,000. That’s close to eliminating most “shenanigans” by Dealers, Coin CLUB purchasers, etc. and closer to “equity” and hopefully reduce anxiety and bellyaching. Algorithms to do this should be fairly easy to handle this issue.

SENZA

The biggest gripe I had was after putting a coin(s) in my cart they would take the coin out – that has not happened to me since the Morgan outrage began so I’m somewhat OK with the current less-than-purrfect system – also admitting I have the slowest computer in the world and still manage to get coins now – not before. Also, if you read many of the comments from disappointed collector’s they say things like “I tried to buy this coin the day after it went on sale and couldn’t get one” – well we all know who’s fault… Read more »

Paul Bergeron

So wouldn’t all authorized dealers and flippers get all their friends and employees to enter the “lottery” (dozens or hundreds per?), with the result that fewer coins get to real coin collectors after the lottery? I prefer a “solution” where every coin is a presale for at least a few days, and the US Mint strikes all that are ordered. Authorized dealers and flippers would probably go away, since all collectors that wanted a coin would get it. And the bellyaching would go away because all collectors that wanted a coin would get it.

Gary Colon

I don’t think so because those still playing the “game” for profit are still put through more difficulty in that their efforts without further knowledge or assurance of gaining a “prize” that second “level” random selection is a bridge too far them

Richard Margolis

I just spoke to the mint. My order for the reverse proof set is still processing and they have no idea when it will ship. Advised to call back next week. Something is wrong. Are they waiting for the rejected orders to come back from the dealers? Anyone else experiencing this problem

Roxie60

I received my shipped notification via email Monday nite but usps hasn’t received package fr the Mint yet.

The usps did say last month they were planning to slow mail down (is that even a business model MBA s r being taught these days?) In October and after raising prices, maybe USPS starting plan early. Have no idea why taking Mint so long, lackvof workers??

Anyway FYI

SENZA

After a million complaints the Mint finally stopped using the “smartpost” where Fedex sits on it for 5 days then delivers it overnight to your hometown then the post office sits on in for 5 more days; at least in my area maybe not everywhere – I was paying for overnight just to get in 3 or 4 days and got tired of that .

Roxie60

That was just horrible. When I would see the ‘Smartpost’ in the ship notice I felt down and ‘briefly’ wished we still had the pony express.

Roxie60

Still in pre-shipment, hasn’t moved

SENZA

I think the outrage has reached some bigger ears and the ship US Mint is in choppy waters.

Richard Margolis

I spoke to the mint rep this PM and she told me that the order is still pending or processing whatever term they choose to use that day. The mint stated that the order will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase, 9/13/21 so Monday is the date. Hopefully i will get a shipping confirmation date. I am still concerned that they are waiting for returns to ship out to other customers

SENZA

Hope you get your coin! My Mom wants a $ pricey inflatable dragon for her yard this Halloween – if I don’t get a coin she gets a Dragon Win -Win..

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Roxie60

LOL

Roxie60

If it helps (caveat presumes Mint is reporting sales accurately) this weeks Mint sales report indicated they still had over 700 sets unsold. So at this point if your order says In Processing I doubt you would b getting a returned set.

Richard Margolis

The mint representative states that the order is processing with no firm date on when it will ship. The uncirculated set is coming out on the 28th and I have an enrollment for 2 sets. Most likely, I will get the uncirculated set before the Rev Proof ASE

SENZA

I’m in agreement with you

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Jon

My reverse proof set arrived at my home Sept 16th. No subscription. I did choose expedited shipping with adult signature. Maybe that helped? I hope you get yours soon.

SENZA

Just like Frank White from PA? He has 4 sets yes 4 sets listed on Feebay.

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Rooster

This RP eagle set is now listed as shipped. My uncirculated type 2 eagles arrive today. All I am waiting for are the Peace and Morgans. I may be done for this year but what a year it has been.

Steve mcguriman

my order still says processing, not having a good feeling about this. especially after getting screwed with the uncirculated coins last week. they took my money confirmed the order and three days later cancelled my order. i had been enrolled and they did this, so i couldn’t even attempt to get them with the 3 household limit, thinking i had them already

Rooster

That is odd. So many stories all over the map. What used to be the only issue was the CC not being up to date. Hope it works out.

Steve mcguriman

very weird, its cost me a lot of faith with the mint !!!!!

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Rooster

That sux. I wish they could give an explanation specific to your case.

Steve mcguriman

i’ve sent 3 separate emails and have not heard anything back. with copies of the confirmation email, and screenshot of the money being taken form my account. typical after reading some of the post on here

Rooster

Wow. Amazing.

SENZA

My US Mint account has an error associated with my “order history” every purchase I have made since 2015 shows as “processing” and I can’t access any individual order- ever via “order history”. This is a result of me closing my US Mint account prior to 2015 out of outrage when they removed a coin from my shopping cart way back then. Eventually, I cooled down a little – not a lot – and reopened my account and this problem has existed ever since – yes I have asked the US Mint technical team to fix it at least a… Read more »

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Rob S

They’d probably look at that pic and think – “hey that guy thinks we’re on the rise. Thanks for the kind regards” 😀 😉 lolz

Roxie60

LOL

Roxie60

I have noticed on a few occasions since I ordered the RP set that the Order History page was having a variety of issues. I think they may still be working on their IT but kinda wondering about their IT testing before rolling pages out to production….but I’m not walking in their shoes. Hopefully it will clear up soon, definitely sounds like temp error.

Jeff

Updated information shared in the continuing quest to better understand, “What is going on with the U.S. Mint?”: Two Coin American Eagle Reverse Proof: On 10:27 a.m. MT, Sept. 13, email saying order “Received.” (Placing that order mirrors what’s been said previously; unbelievable website struggles) On 2:40 p.m. MT, Sept. 13, email saying order “Confirmed.” Between Sept. 13 and today, website said, “Processing.” Today, Sept. 23, emailing saying, “Shipped.” USPS tracking # provided. 1 oz American Eagle Uncirculated: On 10:29 MT Sept. 9, email order “Received”. Major website struggles. On 1:36 p.m. MT Sept. 9, email saying order “Confirmed.” Between… Read more »

SENZA

Thanks helps to know most of us are having a similar experience – I used to pay for overnight shipping but don’t throw the extra $17 out the window anymore. I guess in a shortage situation – ordering overnight might make for preferential shipping treatment but the World may never know the inner workings of the US Mint like The Capitol Police = see news clip below from 2011 and note there have been several instances since 2001 and these are just the ones who got caught.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Jeff,

I can tell you the reason you got your Two Coin Reverse Proof Set is that your order was accepted at 12:27 P.M. ET. By my best reckoning and with all the information that’s been made available so far that was about three minutes before the order cutoff point between those orders being honored and those being cancelled. In other words, you just made it. Congrats!

SENZA

For those of you who had your order canceled I noticed Frank White of PA has 4 sets he claims to have bought directly from the US Mint and available on Feebay for a 100% mark-up.

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SENZA

Hey guys & gals we did it my prediction has come true US Mint Director to be replaced effective October 1st

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SENZA

Breaking News

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