The single-coin 2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle sold out ahead of its scheduled April 14 release, the United States Mint told customers this week in an email notice, saying their inventory has been depleted by enrollments.
U.S. Mint enrollment programs work much like a magazine subscription. When you sign up to receive a family of products, they are shipped automatically to you when they become available.
The latest announcement comes on the heels of another U.S. Mint notice that relayed earlier Silver Eagle sellouts. It told customers that their enrollments had claimed all West Point 2022-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagles and San Francisco 2022-S Proof American Silver Eagles.
The Mint advises customers to use their "Remind Me" tool found on each product’s page (https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-eagle-coins/) in the event any of the coins become available following order processing and reconciliation.
Other U.S. Mint products have been selling out on enrollments as well, like those featuring 2022 American Women quarter dollars.
2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle in Other Products
The 2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle is also included as part of the 2022 Congratulations Set, scheduled for release on April 14, and the 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, scheduled for release this fall.
Collectors will have a chance at buying those on their release dates since they have no enrollment options. The Congratulations Set is limited to 30,000 units and the 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets is limited to 50,000.
Mintages of 2022 American Silver Eagles
According to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White, the 2022-dated coins have mintage limits totaling:
- 746,760 for the West Point 2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle with splits of at least 500,000 for the single coin; 166,760 in single coins reserved for bulk buyers; and 30,000 for the Congratulation Set*
- 321,840 for the San Francisco 2022-S Proof American Eagle, including 50,000 reserved for the 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set
- 219,640 for the West Point 2022-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle
U.S. Mint Notice
The body of the U.S. Mint’s latest notice follows:
American Eagle Silver Coin Enrollments are Closed
The 2022 American Eagle Silver One Ounce Proof Coin (W), the American Eagle Silver One Ounce Proof Coin (S) and the American Eagle Silver One Ounce Uncirculated Coin (W) inventories have all been depleted. This marks the first time in U.S. Mint history that all American Eagle silver coins have been depleted through enrollments.
During order processing and reconciliation, some units may become available, those units will be made available to customers via "Remind Me" notification. If you have not signed up for a "Remind Me" notification, please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to do so.
An additional reminder — the 2022 Congratulation Set, which includes the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (W), goes on sale on April 14th, at noon EST. This coin will also be included in the 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set which goes on sale this Fall.
*Update (May 11): The 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set will contain an "S" mint mark proof Silver Eagle, not a "W" mint mark coin as this article originally published based on U.S. Mint information.
And there you go. Enrollments is the way to go to get any ASEs this year.
Yousers! You’re making me blush.
Holy Crap Antonio, all I could see for miles was Sir Kaiser posts when in fact you are the First On Thread Grand Champion with special honors for repetitive victories and sorry kaiser YOU ARE RUNNER UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ZJn0cTASo
Yay! \O/ And I didn’t even try.
🙂 who said he was first. Hope all is great with ya, friend!
Could it really be…………..
Mask up you muppet I’m not wearing khakis I’m down there faster than you 🙂 pade continue en espanol oprina el ocho
I thought it was
“You don’t know Jake!”
I am surprised that enrollments sucked up 500k from the W mint.
Kaiser: Excellent question. If there was a cap of 300k perhaps that will allow 200k left to be sold on the 14th. Odd that the mint says their inventory depleted by enrollments though.
Rooster, perhaps you are correct and the mint may have meant that they had depleted their Enrollment inventory. Based on the mintage figures mentioned in this news report and the fact that the Mint catalog product page for the “coming soon” release of the 2022-W ASE Proof on April 14 displays data-available = 366,750, of which 166,750 are reserved for the Bulk Buyers, leaving an amount or 199,990 available for the general public (and dealers) to purchase on release day. Just guessing and figuring…
Makes more sense after seeing this get hashed out.
You are correct Rooster, the mint did not stop enrollments once they reached the original product limit of 300,000, instead they allowed enrollments to suck up the entire 500K W mint. I’m sure “W” would be proud
Bottom line is we have the numbers and personally I am not impressed with how many there are. I thought the W’s would be in the 300k range but 700k does not make these as desirable as the others.
You are absolutely right, Rooster. We all thought the Ws would be in the 300k range as the Mint had originally indicated and has been the customary mintage figure for the W in recent years. As a reference point, here are the most recent ASE W Proof mintage figures (not including the LESP Set and the Congratulations Set): 2018 = 381,811 2019 = 375,180 2020 = 381,110 2021 Type 1 = 326,947 2021 Type 2 = 384,301 However, note that in the past the Mint has produced the W ASE Proof in higher mintages in the 800k range, for example:… Read more »
Thanks for putting this together. The W mint has been a long time favorite for myself. The higher mintage somehow tarnishes the luster. I currently have 12 in enrollments and thinking of cutting back a few.
I couldn’t find the mintage on the 2022 ASE-W anywhere on the mint site, I contacted a representative and the mint hasn’t given out any mintage amount . Please advise the source of this important information.
How can it sell out if there is neither a mintage limit nor product limit? Three quarters of a million coins hardly makes it a rare issue.
It’s the planchets that determine the amount of coins minted. How many the mint is able to procure from their supplier(s). Apparently demand for silver planchets is high, limiting the amount the mint is able to get. Vis a vis the mintages for these coins.
Caught you again – We got a long way to go and there are no limits now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU9emE-Ia04
Sir Kaiser, the 2022-dated ASE coins mintage figures provided by U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White are very interesting indeed. Prior to this information, we only had the enrollment program orders product limits to go by. The breakdown of mintage numbers by type of buyer are: 2022-W $1 ASE Proof total mintage = 746,760 Enrollments = 300,000 Other Sales = 200,000 Bulk Buyers = 166,760 Congratulation Set & LESP Set = 30,000 + 50,000 = 80,000 2022-S $1 ASE Proof total mintage = 321,840 Enrollments = 200,000 Bulk Buyers & Other = 121,840 2022-W $1 ASE Uncirculated (Burnished) total mintage =… Read more »
Major, I have not been following the 2022 Proof Set close enough to know how its sales will go. Perhaps Sir Kaiser or someone else seeing your question may be able to provide a better reply.
That’s the big “?” Sir Kaiser. How do you account for the extra coins minted and sold? I put the “other” sales figures in there to account for the mintage figures based on the total mintages provide by Mr. White and the original (mintage) product limits listed by the US Mint for enrollment program ordering. For example: 2022-W $1 ASE Proof total mintage = 746,760 Enrollments = 300,000 Bulk Buyers = 166,760 Congratulation Set & LESP Set = 30,000 + 50,000 = 80,000 “Other” Sales (to account for the 500,000 for the single coin and so that the total =… Read more »
Sir Kaiser, for the 2022-W ASE Proof, assuming the Enrollment order inventory is 300,000, and the Bulk Buyer inventory is 166,760 and the CS & LESPS inventory is 80,000, then that leaves another 200,000 of inventory to account for to make up the total mintage inventory of 746,760. The single coin option of 500,000 consists of the 300,000 enrollments and 200,000 other? coins. The Mint source page for the Coming Soon (April 14) 2022-W ASE Proof is displaying data-available = 366,750, which would include the Bulk Buyer amount = 166,760 plus 200,000 (i.e., 199,990) more. Perhaps, the “other” sales category… Read more »
This sounds spot on. When you think about it, what if everyone canceled their enrollments? Worst case but there will be modifications by enrollees up until two days before sale date.
Last year on the 2021 Enrollments they locked you in to your selected amount. They had a disclaimer at the top of your enrollment page, No changes. Nothing is there yet but you may not be able to increase your selection now that they have said its sold out. You can make a change but it is not what they sell you.
Allan: You can switch your enrollment(s) to inactive. Whatever that order was for would then be available to others on 4/14. Very common practice.
Unfortunately, we know from the Sally Ride fiasco the US Mint does whatever it wants without regards to customer satisfaction………They have locked in enrollments in the past but to cancel/change enrollments the night before they go on sale was absolutely criminal…….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIIZhWCtKHw
Always happens. I do it every year. I am considering changing 2 or 3 of my enrollments to inactive. I currently have 6 enrollments for the W.
When the Enrollment program ordering placement window opened for new enrollment orders for the 2022-W ASE Proof, the product limit for this enrollment item stated 300,000.
Hi Rich and Sir Kaiser. I’m pretty sure I enrolled for 4. That’s how many I usually get per year. I agree with your assumption that the 200,000 will be sold on the 14th. Although the way the USmint words it it’s hard to say wether or not just the enrollments are full or if you didn’t enroll you will have to hit the remind me button and hope for returns, declined credit cards or fraudulent orders. Since I get free shipping now I will probably try and get 1 or 2 of the congratulations sets. I haven’t purchased those… Read more »
Adam, good luck in getting the congratulations sets. That’s my strategy also, to just try for the congrats sets since I already three of the 2022-W ASE Proofs through enrollments.
Yes, Major D and Sir Kaiser, you are correct and thanks for clarifying the mess I made out of this. See my new comment posted at the end of this thread.
It’s all so confusing I’m glad you got a line on it Rich, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eOHu0rMqMI
You can just say they were one-hit-wonders – speaking of drummers this one is pulling off 2 jobs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL4rXHt0_GI
Another awesome band SENZA. I wouldn’t call Spirit one hit wonders though.
Awesome band and music put out by Spirit. Nature’s Way is my favorite song by them but all rock in their catalog Kaiser.
Will the S Proof go in the Limited edition set?
No, the 2022 Limited Edition Proof Silver set will contain (seven Proof San Francisco Mint coins and) a Proof 2022-W American Eagle silver dollar.”
Looks like it might be Congratulations & Flipperville for my Walking Liberties this year. When will the enrollments start for 2023? I better get on that train next year before it leaves the station.
Hi Rich ,
Thanks for the information and your assessment of where are coins going . Where in the us mint site did you get this information of the ASE mintages?
Mord, I originally got the mintage information on the product limits for the enrollment program ASEs directly from the product page of each ASE, e.g., ASE W Proof product limit = 300,000; ASE W Uncirculated product limit = 175,000. Recently however, the Mint changed the mintage information for all three ASE enrollments, which now state product limit: None and HOL: None. Finally the number of items available, e.g., data-available = 366, 750, is found via searching on the source page of the item’s product page.
I see . I think the total for the ASE -W ,is 366, 750 which includes the 30k for the congratulations and 50k for the legacy set. This includes all enrollments.
I think the 746 ,750 is far to excessive.
Please clarify where that amount is stated
Let’s say that the 50k for the legacy set aren’t included in the 366,750- total 416750!!
That’s a more logical #
Mord, the mintage total of 746,750 for the 2022-W ASE Proof came from the US Mint spokesman, Mr. White as referenced above and repeated here:
Mintages of 2022 American Silver Eagles
According to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White, the 2022-dated coins have mintage limits totaling:
Rich , Thanks for the information, just wondering where did you find that information on the mint web site ?
It doesn’t show anything on the 22 ASE-w
According to the US Mint website the LE Set is San Fransisco – ONLY. More GIGO from the USM Rep.
They need to stretch that West Point muscle.
Dennis, according to this recent Mint press release, “The 2022 Limited Edition Proof Silver set when offered this fall will be restricted to a release of 50,000 sets, and will contain seven Proof San Francisco Mint coins and a Proof 2022-W American Eagle silver dollar.”
… and the seven are?
The set will comprise a 2022-S Roosevelt dime, the first five American Women quarter dollars — recognizing Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong — and a Kennedy half dollar, all struck in Proof and bearing the S Mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
So everyone will have multiple chances to get that damn “W” Proof and I bet all the W’s will be happy then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a8I8UKR1x4
Your Fishing in the wrong pond Kaiser and here’s a Sharp dressed remake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh9Q6BGGU50
Looks like it’s Sharknado.
The Congrats set will have one, of over 600,000 ASE-W Proof Silver Dollars in it. The novelty of the Congrats Set would be in getting it graded by PCGS, NGC for their special congrats case and then managing to get the elusive MS70 grade from them. On top of that, it must be mailed to one of the grading companies in the unopened US Mint packaging…because of nefarious malcontents. Big diff in from MS70 to MS69. It’s a gamble…but once opened, all bets are off for the big payoff. Good luck!
can’t wait to see all those listings on ebay for ‘congratulations set – no coin included’ for $5 and how many people don’t read the listing and just bid anyway.
It’s borderline criminal that they don’t say it’s sold out on the US Mint website like they did for the Sally Ride release; instead they are telling the sheep that they have a chance on April 14 and a working man ain’t gonna like that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk83VHblPhE
Nice video. Good album. Hoping all get that chance though. I wonder when the “Remind Me” tab pops up.
You might be better off going after the Congratulations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvlTDWR3mjI
I saw that and also found it odd. I figured the author erred in that.
I too, have seen such things and held my tongue as it wanted to blurt out: sometimes we must consider the source
And just as Lighting Strikes so does Sir Kaiser with First On Thread precision https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsKEM8g-Acg
SENZA, about time you layeth the congrats on Sir Kaiser, he’s been faster today than Speedy Gonzales!
He’s freaking everywhere somebody stop him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dyO9SWiY7k
SENZA, check out KROKUS “Long Stick Goes Boom” Live Wacken 2019. I would have posted it if you could play it. They’re a little AC/DC…
You know how to pick em’ Rich,
I definitely seen them with Def Leppard in the 80’s and Stayed Awake All Night after holding Smelly Nelly on my shoulders for 2 hours but it was all a Midnight Maniac could do back then….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5x-a6rm4I0
Sounds like an Acid Trip – regardless of the warnings the melting is OK just enjoy unless it was the brown Acid in which case you might want to grab your flute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUVEFkjqiEE
This is the site for music videos! Coins? What coins?
SENZA, I didn’t know Sir Kaiser plays the flute
There is some confusion at the Finish Line fortunately it was a photo finsh however, look at the time stamps in the photo – I think we may once again have to call on your special skills
You’re right SENZA, something is a screwy. Not only do we have an Antonio – Sir Kaiser photo finish for first on this thread, but they did the same thing with a Sir Kaiser – Antonio photo finish for first on the next thread for today. They may be trying the old switcheroo on us.
Damn it man we’ve been had – I better check those IP addresses………………….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJy3hRM7SPE
oH mY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nUcxHGR7-Y&list=OLAK5uy_kvzlSRjRxtkglWra6odWoMEM7z9c8aHkc
You did take the Brown Acid – don’t panic if this drummer can survive it well maybe you can tooooooo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPauXWjY4T8
Sounds like your gonna pull an all-nighter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1C_JlN-_lY
30,000 congratulations sets available on the 14th. I’m very surprised they allowed 3 per house unless it was changed. Should have been one to allow more people to have a chance. The big dealers will have all their employees getting their limit of 3. They’ll be gone in under a minute, very sad!
I have never tried for one of these so I have no first-hand knowledge how they sell – I did see someone comment that it could take 60 minutes to sell out- if that is true then the chances of getting one improve some
Updated Comment on availability of the 2022-W ASE Proof (Item 22EA) for ordering on day of release, Apr 14 noon ET. It turns out Sir Kaiser was correct all along about all three 2022 ASEs selling out through enrollments, depleting the Mint’s inventory for the 2022 releases. Thus, they will not be available for regular ordering when released; instead you can only sign up for “Remind Me” if any product is returned and becomes available. For all three ASEs, I thought the enrollment program ordering would be limited by the item’s product limit (e.g., 300,000 for the ASE W-mint Proof),… Read more »
I wonder how many were sold through Advance Purchase because Mike Sleezack had about 700 already graded and ready to go.
Supposedly the 18 Advance Purchasers can get a portion of the maximum 10% of the total mintage. Ten percent of the single coins’ 500,000 mintage = 50,000 maximum. Evenly divided by the “18” equals an average of 2,777 coins each, which would be eligible for the “Advance Purchase” labeling from NGC/PCGS. So Mike “the Sleaze” Sleezack’s stack of 700 is reasonable
For the avoidance of doubt … does the Proof Set 2022 going on sale today, have product limits?
It says none … but does that mean it will “sell out” anyway?
Actually, I can use “data-available” to see there are 267,609 sets available
Daniel, The mintage, product and HOL limits are none. There were 96,272 available at 2pm ET.
jUST CURIOUS, WHERE ARE YOU GUYS GETTING THIS DATA FROM. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE INFO. THANKS
So what is the big deal about these coins everybody wants them for some reason I understand that but what makes them so special from the other years?
Mike they are different from the other years, not necessarily special. This year’s ASE W Proof is the second year of the Type 2 new reverse design and the refreshed (update and enhanced) obverse design. The 1986-2021 ASE Proof coins had the original Heraldic Eagle (Type 1) reverse design and the unrestored obverse.
If you collect these coins, you are not concerned with the hype or lack there of. If they are low mintage/ new design / or just what ever the scraze is, it is just value added or a plus. I love this hobby and hope one of my grandkids will too.
Absolutely! It’s all about the grands. Young people don’t know what it is to go to a coin show at the mall. Not sure they even look at the change in their pockets. Hoping what’s left of collecting doesn’t disappear.
I just took four W proof silver eagles off my enrollments. Probably going to remove a couple more.
Good idea. @ $73 each you will be buried till Ag hit $50 IF you’re lucky.. I just don’t care about the Mint any longer they’re F’d me over so many X that they can just kiss my………I buy Mapleafs & Ag Krands nowhere near the $12 over spot the AP$ get from their disgusting profiteering. The mint needs tomSELL BULLION DIRECT TO US SHEEP
Yep! Pretty crazy who they have become.
I lowered my W & S amounts too. I got wound up in the 2021 ASE fever and I am returning to no hype (MM) coin collecting.
I am taking 2 more which will leave me with 6 W’s. This actually leaves me with 2 since the other 4 will be gifts. Had the mintage been lower though I may have held pat. Last year was crazy indeed.
So tell me what is so important about the congratulations set it is the same coin right just in a different cardboard case?
Exactly! They are selling a limited edition package and the sheep line up for it. No need for the mint to change this program.
My enrollment are currently in the processing status. My CC has already been charged.
Two of my W proof ASE enrollments show shipped with one still processing. 9:23 AM EST 4/14/22.
Nothing happening in my enrollments for 2 of the proof ASE as of 4/14/22
Three of my enrollments have already shipped and the other two are in a processing status.
My enrollments shipped already
I just disregarded the Mint’s statement and went to order mine at noon. So much better experience than last year. I’m glad I put my order in, now I’ll see if I receive it. I worked for the government for many years and know how they operate.
I now have my 2022-W Proof ASE. So much for being “sold out”. Seems more than 700,000 have been minted. Shortage? What shortage?
The problem isn’t enrollments, it’s them selling out to bullion dealers first, then canceling everyday collector’s orders when there’s nothing left! Big gov always throws the citizens under the bus!
My order for 1 coin went to backorder, then to processing and finally an e-mail of product cancellation. On the 21st of May, I received the 2 coins ordered on enrollment which were cancelled by the mint on the 14th due to a billing problem. I wonder if the left hand knows what the right hand is doing
That’s your military right. Ha!
This is crazy, I received the backordered coin that had been cancelled by the mint. I now have 3 coins that the mint claimed were unavailable. I wonder what will happen to my future enrollments. Willing to sell for 3rd ASE for cost plus postage
I was informed that the Mint was unable to fulfill my order and a week later I received it. It’s the age of alternate realities. Welcome to the U.S. Mint Zone.