silver coins

2011 American Silver Eagles - Bullion, Proof and UncirculatedThe online auction site eBay has added yet another interesting twist to the short but intriguing story of the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set released last Thursday, October 27. Apparently, the site has chosen to place restrictions on listings of the anniversary set, leading to numerous cancellations of current auctions.

A recent visit to eBay found slightly over two dozen of the sets available which immediately indicates a change from just a few days ago. When secondary market values of the sets were recently evaluated, the site had well over a hundred listed […]

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2011 American Silver Eagle Anniversary SetHaving launched Thursday at noon ET, a stampede of orders maxed out all 100,000 of the available American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Sets in less than five hours.

The United States Mint placed a waiting list notice on the set’s online product page, stating:

"Waiting List Notice: The number of orders we have taken meets the maximum limit for the 2011 American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set. You may still place an order […]

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2011 American Silver Eagle Anniversary SetThe American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set is now available from the United States Mint for $299.95, plus the standard shipping and handling fee of $4.95. The anniversary set, as expected, went on sale at Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

This special release celebrates 25 years of the American Silver Eagle coin. The United States Mint has been striking the one ounce .999 fine silver coins every year since 1986 in the bullion version and all but one year, 2009, in the numismatic proof version. The collector uncirculated strike has only been around a few times in the last five years […]

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2011 American Silver Eagle Anniversary SetPricing for the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set was announced on Thursday by the United States Mint.

The collectible anniversary set featuring five 2011-dated American Silver Eagles will be available for $299.95, more than some expectations but less than others. Scheduled for release on October 27, the sets have an order limit of five per household.

Reaffirmed by the Mint Thursday as well was the 100,000 maximum mintage, which is appealing […]

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2011 American Silver Eagle Anniversary SetCollectors were told in August to expect the American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set in "late October." A firmer release date is now available, based on an update Wednesday to the United States Mint’s website.

While subject to change, the Mint is planning to release the anniversary set on October 27, 2011. The launch date was added to the Mint’s "2011 Scheduled Products Listing" page which visibly sports the message […]

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2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin2011 officially holds the record as the best year ever for American Eagle Silver bullion coins, according to United States Mint sales figures.

American Silver Eagle year-to-date sales hit 34,673,500 Thursday, October 6, blasting past the annual record of 34,662,500 achieved in 2010. The coins soared another 400,000 Friday, rising to 35,073,500 for the year […]

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2011 Proof and Uncircualted Silver EaglesThe United States Mint on Friday, October 7, cut prices and then resumed selling its line of numismatic silver products. The proof and uncirculated American Silver Eagles and the two latest America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins had been suspended on Monday, September 26.

The suspensions were triggered due to the rapid fall in silver prices. The metal has since "stabilized" around the $30 an ounce range, or about $10 lower than where it had been during the first three weeks of September […]

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2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion CoinAnother month in 2011 wrapped up, and another sales record was set. Last month ended up earning the “Best Ever September” and the second best month in the history for the American Eagle Silver bullion coin.

September started off very slow compared to the prior month, only 175,000 had been purchased in the first eight days and still less than 1 million by mid-month. Once the price of silver tumbled, however, from around $40 to $30 an ounce, sales of the American Eagle Silver began to soar. Buyers picked up 3,534,500 in the last half of the month, which moved September sales to 4,460,500 […]

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Glacier and Olympic National Park CoinsThe seventh and eighth America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are scheduled for successive October and November releases, according to a recently updated product listing from the United States Mint.

While subject to change, the Mint currently plans to launch the 2011-P Glacier National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on October 25 and the 2011-P Olympic National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on November 29 […]

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Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated CoinSales trickled in for the 2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin as compared to the prior five issues in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin series.

Launched Thursday at the same $279.95 price as the previous coins but with higher per household limits of five instead of one, buyers snapped up 9,549 through to Monday according to the latest United States Mint sales figures. Given that the Mint suspended sales of many silver products on Monday, including that of the Gettysburg uncirculated coin, next week’s sales figure may be challenged further unless a re-release happens soon and at a cheaper price […]

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