U.S. Mint: Limited 2022 American Silver Eagle Enrollments Remaining

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A CoinNews photo of one of last year's U.S. Mint issued 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle
A CoinNews photo showing one of last year’s U.S. Mint issued 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagles

New enrollments have ended for the 2022-S Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2022-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle, the United States Mint told customers in an email announcement this week.

In addition, the U.S. Mint said that only a limited number of enrollments are left for the 2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle.

The Mint’s enrollment program enables customers to stay current on certain annually issued products. When a Mint customer is enrolled in a product line, the next issue from it automatically ships to them when it becomes available.

Release dates for the 2022-dated silver coins have yet to be announced.

The Mint’s email announcement about Silver Eagle enrollments follows.

Thank You for Your Support!

Thanks to the continued support of loyal customers like you, interest in the American Eagle Enrollment Program is at an all-time high. Since last year’s historic design change, enrollments have increased significantly. As a result, enrollments for the 2022 American Eagle Silver One Ounce Proof Coin (S) and the 2022 American Eagle Silver One Ounce Uncirculated Coin (W) have reached their limits and new enrollments have been suspended. If additional inventory becomes available, we’ll let you know.

Fortunately, we still have a limited number of enrollments available for our hallmark version, the 2022 American Eagle Silver One Ounce Proof Coin struck at the West Point Mint. If you have not already enrolled and want to own a 2022 American Eagle coin, we suggest you enroll in the American Eagle Silver One Ounce Proof Coin (W) today.

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Allan

Let’s see how the silver eagles get delivered this year. Last year was a challenge with the HOL limits but this is a full year. Let the games begin, may the odds be ever in your favor.

Chris Terp

Signed up for enrollment Allan so not jumping into the frey since reserved it already.

Enjoy your weekend.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Allan,

Chris makes a very good point; always go for the enrollment if there is one. It is so much easier to acquire a coin via enrollment than trying to order it on a release day.

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Carl

In addition to sending emails it would be good if the information was placed on the Enrollments page on the website and remove the information there for the 2021 items.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

I’ve been wondering myself how long it will take the Mint to update the Enrollment webpage. Whoever is in charge of that function seems to be asleep at the wheel.

Carl Warren

The HOL last year didn’t affect how many you got as long as you were enrolled prior to when that was set. I have been enrolled for 5, now 6, for both the W and S mint proof ASE’s for the past 10 years. 1 for me and the other 5 for my grandkids.

One thing I’m hoping for this year is the Mint goes back to the previous packaging rather than the cheap crap they used in 2021.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

You’re fortunate to essentially be “grandfathered” (pun intended) by the Mint regarding the number of ASEs you’re enrolled for since the Mint has now taken to both limiting the enrollment numbers and enacting complete shutoffs when these limits are reached.

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Uncle Sams Nephew

I’d like to think I’m grandfathered in my enrollments but is that really true? I have enrolled for a long time, with success and never turned away. But ya never know…

Kinda like having a NGC First Strike or Early Release label on me, but I’m not sure those labels are true either.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Uncle Sam’s Nephew,

Considering the evidence of your heretofore perfect track record using the Mint’s enrollment function, I don’t think you have any need to worry or cause for concern regarding that service going forward. Just relax and enjoy it!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

In regard to the cheapo packaging versus the much more attractive clamshells, since the Mint made that move to save money I doubt very much there is any going back.

Chris Terp

Kaiser,

Clamshell is pictured for case holding Negro League Silver Dollars. So hopefully Mint bringing the clamshell back – fingers crossed.

Wonder if because of COVID Mint couldn’t get supply of clamshells forcing them to use the cheaper cases? Manufacturers hit with short supply of raw material and personnel out with sickness, etc.? COVID is the fashionable excuse for many entities lately.

Or possibly Mint buyers displeasure with the ugly and cheap packaging bringing clamshells back into fashion at the Mint?

Carl Warren

Chris,

I saw and was thinking the same thing as you. Hence, my hoping.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Carl,

As you can see in my reply to Chris right above, it’s a no go on the clamshells except for that single Privy 100 coin in the Negro League Baseball Silver Dollar series. The Mint isn’t even bothering to put the Silver Proof and Medal combo offering into a clamshell.

It appears the Mint will likely only be providing clamshell holders for the occasional premium priced specialty item, though why that doesn’t include the coin and medal set baffles me. Talk about cheap!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

If you take another look at the Negro League Silver Dollars Mint webpages you will see that only the special Privy 100 version comes in a clamshell holder. The regular Negro League Proof and Uncirculated Silver Dollars are being sold in the usual flimsy cardboard boxes we have had to become used to of late. Sorry to have to break it to you. 🙁

Chris Terp

So it’s Mint being cheap and no supply disruptions 🙁 🙁 🙁

Last one I got in clamshell was the WWII 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar with Privy Mark.

sam tweedy

Poorest eagle design ever, but don’t worry, Mike Mezeck has got you all covered !!!!!+!!!!! Hurry!!!!!+++!!!!!

sam tweedy

Sorry !!!! Mezack Mezack Mezack !!!!! “Just Understand”

Kaiser Wilhelm

sam “I am” tweedy,

Mezeck, Mezack, Mezork…does it even matter???? Like you said, Caffeinated Mike “has all the answers and [he’s] got lovely dancers” (thanks to The Rolling Stones).

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Christopher Williams

Love it!!!

Rich

I gotta agree, Sam, the Gold and Silver American Eagle original designs of 1986 (Type 1) are much better than the new designs of 2021 (Type 2)
If turkeys could fly…

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

Of course this all goes back to the old “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”, but aside from that I like the fact that a change was made simply because every now and then one might just need a breath of fresh air. I’m usually not that good with change myself, but the older I get the more inevitable I realize it is.

Rich

I know, Sir Kaiser, but Old Loves Die Hard! Remember the German progressive rock group, Triumvirat…

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Rob S

I got in on the W proof – only for 2 of them, the least amount I tend to order. Wish I could subscribe for the S proof. I hope that comes back this year.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rob,

Both the S Proof and the W Uncirculated ASEs are available for enrollment in 2022, it’s just that both of those enrollment options have already been maxed out for this year.

Allan

The 2021 silver proof limited edition set is on sale as of 8:15 on the 14th.

FViia

Thanks Allan ! I was only able to get 1 last year and I have been usually buying 2 (1 for each kid).

Kaiser Wilhelm

FViia,

I hope you were in time to be able to get the second one as you wanted to!

Rich

Good eye, Allan! And as of 11:10pm ET (1/14/22) there are only 25 sets left to purchase. Good luck!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

I like how that “number of items remaining” function is being put to good use now!

TheKings714

I was late to the party and missed out again but wanted to discuss an observation. It seems that the Mint is reconciling their “books” on or about the 14th of each month. If we look back at December 14th, the Mint released the unsold Morgans for purchase with January of this year seeing the release of the silver set. I missed out at that time in December but had purchased the privy mark coins in May. KW et al. , please confirm my suspicions as the Team on this board is one of the best. Just a thought, but… Read more »

Rich

TheKings714, a most keen observation – thanks for sharing and calling attention to potential Mint ordering patterns that can serve as an aid for our exploitation. With that in mind, I will start taking notes of the dates (i.e., day in the month) and time of day when hard-to-get “Not Available” – “Remind Me” coins usually become “Available” again for ordering. This data can then be used for establishing the pattern recognition, as you have suggested. About 6 months ago, one of our commenters posted that with respect to time of day, the Mint seems to send out the Remind… Read more »

TheKings714

Thanks Rich!

I missed the patters on the other items as I had purchased all of them except the GAE’s so I had not selected the “Remind Me” option.

It takes a village, even when collecting coins!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Allan,

And has disappeared from sight again just as quickly and mysteriously as it arrived.

Kaiser Wilhelm

By the way, Allan, you deserve the Numismatic Eagle Eye Award for this sighting!

Rich

All Concerned, the Mint has just updated their 2022 Product Schedule and have set the release date for both the 2022-W ASE Proof and Congratulations Set 2022 on April 14, 2022.

Rob S

Thanks. Gonna test my enrollment for 2 on the ASE-W.
And the Gold proof eagles are scheduled for 3/17.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’m betting your enrollment for the 2022-W ASE Proofs will work just fine, Rob.

Can’t say the same for acquiring one of those Congratulations Sets. Here’s hopin’.

Kaiser Wilhelm

As far as the 2022-W Proof AGEs, Rob, enjoy; those are way over my pay grade.

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Rob S

I gotta keep that “set” rolling too. I’m just thankful I dont “have to” get the full 1 oz. That was a kick in my bank acct when they decided to do 2 types last year!! I did the 1 oz in 2020 and was only expecting to get a single 1 oz gold due to the “transition years”. That hurt.
I’ll probably only pick up my usual 1//4 oz for myself, and 1/10th oz for my sis/bro-in-law. Makes a nice (and easy) Xmas gift.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rob,

Good for you for being able to put a set of those beauties together. It’s helpful that you have the mental flexibility to realize that not all the coins have to be the full ounce in order to qualify as “set completers”.

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Allan

I was not part of this until about May of last year. I understand the ASE Proof was usually out in early January, this date seems very late. I do have the enrollment so I hope to miss the race for this one. You never know until you get that enrollment pre release notice.

Rich

Your right about the release date, Allan. The 2022-W ASE Proof and Congratulations Set was originally schedule for an early-2022 release date, but they were taken off that date and went TBD about 4 weeks ago (along with the Purple Heart Commems). Their new rescheduled release date of April 14th was just set (as per the 2022 Product Schedule).

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

After giving this some serious thought, I have come to the conclusion that schedule juggling by the Mint ultimately makes good sense. After all, this strategy is a lot better in the long run than trying to meet an unrealistic deadline that would only result in causing far more production problems and customer confusion than it could possibly ever be worth.

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Allan

Does the mint not have a new boss this year, change can sometimes be good

Rich

True, Allan. But sometimes the new boss can be the same as the old boss. … we won’t be fooled again!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rich,

As the wise old rabbi of legend so often said, “Maybe yes, maybe no.”

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Allan,

Indeed it does, and it’s just been announced Biden appointed her as the new Mint Director; no more “Interim” title for her anymore!

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Chris Terp

Maybe with the early releases of Negro League dollars and women quarters helped to push back the ASE coins?

Then again ASE coins produced at West Point and only coin West Point producing between those is the Negro League gold coin.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

That’s an excellent point, because no matter which U.S. Mint facility is producing the coins they clearly still have to be released at intervals rather than all at once or too close together.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Enrollments are typically handled quite smoothly, Allan. Where any difficulty might crop up, if indeed there is going to be one, is usually in the shipping process.

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Allan

Kaiser, just thinking out loud. I remember some body having issues with their long term Enrollment disappearing last year and as a result competing for an ASE. Next subject, having a third party do the final distribution to the post office sounds like plausible deniability by the mint when delivery issues happen.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Allan, Yes, I remember those enrollment glitches too. Just goes to show that no system can ever be relied upon to be perfect, I suppose. Now as to the contracted distribution centers, that is a story unto itself. Please be aware that the U.S. Mint is exactly that; it only mints coins. It does not get itself involved in the process of distribution; consequently, it does not ship of any of its products directly to its customers. The Bulk Buyers, Authorized Purchasers and such arrange to make their own pickups at the Mint. On the other hand, the coins and… Read more »

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Chris Terp

Kaiser, Mint has to authorize distribution of a purchase. Distributor(s), who are contractors to the Mint can then send out to that list Mint has approved. Mint is ultimately responsible to ensure delivery of its products to its customers. The contractor does not make up rules for distribution, they are guided by their contract drawn up by US Mint and Government Accountability Office rules for all USG contracts and must abide by contract terms. Even if Mint did shipping themselves there will be problems. Happens to any high demand product sold by any company or government once item in stock… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

That’s a very good explanation of the process and especially what the Mint’s responsibility is within that framework. Kudos!

Incidentally, I thinks it makes a lot of sense for the Mint to outsource its packaging and shipping. This allows the Mint to concentrate on what it does best, minting the coins themselves.

Chris Terp

Thank you Kaiser. Government contracting is very detailed and USG usually asks its vendors to do a lot for those contracts.

Needless to say, whenever Mint has big product release that I purchased I get very nervous if it takes too long to get shipping confirmation making me think I am at the bottom of list 😮 Luckily that hasn’t happened to me yet.

I am sure at one time Mint or USPS maybe did the process of shipping but to save on labor and benefit costs they outsourced it to private sector.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

Those are indeed all very relevant points in your comments regarding the logistics of order fulfillment. Also, one reason for outsourcing might have been simply a lack of space for all those ancillary functions within the physical confines of their various facilities.

I can understand you getting nervous; until the coins are in your hands it’s easy to worry about what might have happened to them.

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Allan

This is for everybody. I was looking at APMEX and I found a special ASE MS. They have the Type 2 MS-70 ‘First Day of Production’ for a very good price. The Mint made 19k of them on May 5, 2021, I suspect all of them did not grade to MS-70 by PCGS. I hope I did not break any posting rules for this. This is just an FYI, buyer beware.

And as a follow up, the 2022 ASE W Proof Enrollment is still open.

Rich

Allan, thanks for highlighting the topic of the 2021 ASE Type 1 “Last Production” & “Last Day of Production” and Type 2 “First Production” & “First Day of Production.” I have been trying to confirm the mintage figures for both the 2021 ASE Type 1 “Last Day of Production” coins out of the 200,000 “Last Production” coins produced and the Type 2 “First Day of Production” coins out of the 200,000 “First Production” coins produced. Thus far this is what I have found, according to a US Mint spokesman and NGC specification & PCGS specification according to online dealers: The… Read more »

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Allan

Coin News did an article on August 13, 2021 that has all the details by date and box number. The article is ‘US Mints APs Offered First and Last Runs of 2021 American Eagle Bullion Coins’. The last type 1s took 2 days to make 200k and the first type 2s took 8 days to make 200k, 400 boxes each type.

Rich

Thanks for that additional information, Allan, it can be nailed down now as follows: 2021 ASE Type 1 “Last Day of Production” mintage = 150,000 (4/8/21) 2021 ASE Type 1 “Last Production” mintage = 200,000 (4/7/21 – 4/8/21) 2021 ASE Type 2 “First Day of Production” mintage = 19,000 (5/5/21) 2021 ASE Type 2 “First Production” mintage = 200,000 (5/5/21 – 5/13/21) 2021 GAE Type 1 “Last Day of Production” mintage = 15,000 (4/8/21) [2021 GAE Type 1 “Last Production” mintage = 15,000 (4/8/21)] 2021 GAE Type 2 “First Day of Production” mintage = 2,000 (4/14/21) 2021 GAE Type 2… Read more »

Gary Colon

The use of third party grading has become an albatross in addition to cost increasing frequently, collectors are waiting, as with NGC from 2 to 3 months to receive coins submitted through them. The turnaround increased from 2 or three weeks to close to one quarter year. one month sitting in limbo, one month received, one month grading scheduled/quality control/finalized. Getting to the point where just buying on eBay is worth the average premium on regular US Mint issues. Unless a coin is Scace or very difficult to secure what logic is there in buying a proof or MS from… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Gary,

I have been collecting since the late 1950’s and I have never had the occasion nor felt the need to have any of my coins graded. I must say that your points about the cost and effort which accompany the providing of that particular service helped me to feel even more at peace with myself regarding my own long term passing up on that as an option.

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Allan

It is a business now, I don’t think the Mint made much money on this when they started. Collectors are now supporting the Mint, Graders, Dealers and to some extent eBay sales. Kaiser has the right idea about grading coins. There was too much money involved, business was bound to tap into it.