Effective today, the United States Mint has removed the household ordering limit for the 2011 Proof American Silver Eagles. Since the coins went on sale June 30, 2011, they had been subject to a limit of 100 units per household.
The American Silver Eagle features Adolph A. Weinman’s classic design for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, originally issued for circulation from 1916 to 1947. Liberty appears striding confidently forward towards a rising sun, with one hand outstetched and the other holding a bouquet of olive branches. The reverse of the coin features a heraldic eagle designed by the former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti.
Sales of the 2011 Proof Silver Eagle started quickly with 367,623 units sold by July 3, 2011. As of the latest sales report with figures through July 11, sales have reached 407,991. A maximum mintage level for the offering has not been established.
Last year, the 2010-dated release sold 860,000 units.
The 2011 Proof Silver Eagle may be purchased from the US Mint online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/