2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set Scheduled

April 10, 2013

in Silver Coins, US Mint News

A release date for the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set is now set.

2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Eagle Silver Coin

This 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Eagle Silver Coin is within the two-coin silver set

According to an updated product schedule, the United States Mint will release the two-coin silver set on May 9, 2013. Previously, a general May/June time frame had been offered.

It also appears the U.S. Mint has settled on its final name, the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set. That was the name offered earlier but then the acronym TBD, for To Be Determined, was tagged beside it. That is no longer the case.

Within the Two-Coin Silver Set from the West Point Mint is a:

  • 2013-W Reverse Proof American Eagle silver coin and a
  • 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Eagle silver coin

News about the enhanced Silver Eagle broke in March, and most coin collectors appear very eager and ready to buy en masse. The coin is a first for the American Eagle series. More news about the technique used to produce it came out just in the last few days. Using a newly developed polishing and laser frosting method, the enhanced Eagle’s obverse and reverse has three different finishes. Images of the enhanced coin appear at the top of this article. (Click on the image above to enlarge it.)

The reverse proof Eagle is similar to past issues. Most recently there was the one produced at the San Francisco Mint that was a part of the 2012-S American Eagle Two-Coin Proof Silver Set. (Read about that set in this coin news article.)

Sales will spring higher for the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set because its coins will not be sold separately. The U.S. Mint has affirmed this.

Update: The United States Mint has published the price for the set and also a four-week sales window. For more, read this coin news article.

As of this writing, there is no pricing information available or an announced mintage level. It seems very likely that the U.S. Mint will produce them to meet orders, meaning the final mintage will depend on demand.

Also, it would not be surprising if the bureau limited ordering to a certain amount of time, like it did with the aforementioned set from San Francisco. For that set, collectors could buy as many as they wanted but sales were only open for one month. To tell collectors how many sold, each day the U.S. Mint updated a sales odometer that was on the set’s product page.

Stay tuned to CoinNews for updated information.

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