To mark the 25th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle coin, US Mint will issue a limited edition 5-coin product, which will delight many silver coin collectors this fall.
American Silver Eagle Set will be produced to a limited edition of only 100,000 units, also a limit of 5 per household and will appear late in October. The coins will come housed in a special lacquered wood case with a certificate of authenticity. To make things even more interesting and exclusive, two of the strikes may be unique an only available within the set.
25th Anniversary American Silver Eagle Set sill include the following five coins:
- one 2011 Silver Eagle Proof Coin from the United States Mint at West Point
- one 2011 Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin from the United States Mint at West Point
- one 2011 Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin from the United States Mint at San Francisco
- one 2011 Silver Eagle Reverse Proof Coin from the United States Mint at Philadelphia
- one 2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin
Of these five coins, the 2011-S Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin and the 2011-P Silver Eagle Reverse Proof Coin are not currently known to be issued in an upcoming United States Mint product. The rest three coins of the set are either currently available or will surely be available in the set. All of the coins except the Bullion one will carry mint marks indicating where they where produced. No price has been announced for the set yet.
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States and was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. The coin is only available in the one-troy ounce size and has a face value of one dollar. The American Silver Eagle is guaranteed by the United States government to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver and its content, weight, and purity are certified by the United States Mint.