Thursday, October 27, 2011

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2011 American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set (A25)

Price: $299.95
Product will be available for shipping 11/10/2011
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To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the American Eagle Silver Coin Program, the United States Mint is proud to present this unique limited-edition set of five one-ounce American Eagle Silver Coins. This special American Eagle Silver Five-Coin Set is an exquisite collection that captures the essence and beauty of these cherished coins – in stunning proof, reverse proof, uncirculated and bullion qualities minted by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint facilities at West Point, San Francisco and Philadelphia.  The set contains one each of the following 2011 dated coins:

  • American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin – mint mark: “W” (West Point)
  • American Eagle Silver Proof Coin – mint mark: “W” (West Point)
  • American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin – mint mark: “P” (Philadelphia)
  • American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin – no mint mark
  • American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin – mint mark: “S” (San Francisco)
All five coins are encapsulated and packaged in a single custom-designed, highly polished, lacquered hardwood presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
2011 American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set – Product Limit: 100,000
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In 1986, the Secretary of the Treasury selected a modern rendition of famed sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s magnificent Walking Liberty as the design to grace the obverse of American Eagle Silver Coins.  The Walking Liberty design was originally prepared and executed for the circulating half-dollar in 1916. The obverse design features an ever-hopeful Lady Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes, carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory.
The reverse design of the American Eagle Silver Coins, by former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features a striking heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
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A limit of five (5) sets per household is in effect for the first week of this product’s release.  At the end of this period, the United States Mint will re-evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.
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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of October 27, 2011, 12:00 Noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Shipping is expected to begin in late November, 2011.