The United States Mint has provided the product details for the 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle. This collectible uncirculated version of the popular bullion coin carries the “W” mint mark and is struck on specially burnished blanks.
The coins feature Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design on the obverse and a heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti on the reverse. Each coin has a weight of one troy ounce and is struck in .999 fine silver.
The 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles have been scheduled for release on
September 20, 2011 September 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET. The price has been established at $60.45 per coin, although as with all other products this remains subject to potential change. There is no stated maximum mintage and there will be no household ordering limits in place.
Collectible uncirculated versions of the American Silver Eagle were last offered in 2008. For the following two years, the planned offering was canceled due to the high demand for the bullion version of the coin. Following the passage of the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010, the Untied States Mint gained more flexibility in producing collector versions of the American Gold and Silver Eagles.
The US Mint also offers a proof version of the Silver Eagle. The 2011-dated coin is currently suspended for repricing. It originally went on sale June 30, 2011, priced at $59.95.
In late October, the Mint plans to release a special 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set. This will contain one proof coin struck at West Point, one uncirculated coin struck at West Point, one uncirculated coin struck at San Francisco, one reverse proof coin struck at Philadelphia, and one bullion coin. Up to 100,000 of the sets will be produced with an anticipated ordering limit of 5 sets per household. Pricing for the product has not yet been announced.
Note: This article was updated late in the day to reflect a new release date of September 15, 2011.