The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the eagerly awaited 2013 American Eagle West Point Two Coin Silver Set. This continues the tradition of offering special American Eagle coin sets, with the latest set issued to mark the 75th anniversary of the edifice that houses the United States Mint facility at West Point.
The American Silver Eagle features the classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph A Weinman, which was used for the circulating half dollar from 1916 to 1947. Miss Liberty appears in full figure, striding confidently towards the rising sun with one hand outstretched and the other carrying a bouquet of olive branches. The reverse design of the coin by John Mercanti features a heraldic eagle with thirteen stars above. These designs have been used for all bullion and collector issues of the series since 1986.
Each 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set contains two coins with special finishes. The first coin features a reverse proof finish with frosted raised design elements and inscriptions against mirrored background fields. The second coin features a newly created enhanced uncirculated finish which uses uncirculated, heavy frost, and lightly frosted finishes to create a unique perspective of the classic design. Both of these coins will only be available within the set.
The two coins will come in protective plastic capsules housed in a highly polished, blue lacquered hardwood presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.
The US Mint will accept orders for this product only during a four week window beginning on May 9, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET and ending on June 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET. There are no product or ordering limits. Production will be based on customer demand during the specified ordering window. Shipping is expected to begin in mid to late June.
The sets are priced at $139.95 each plus applicable shipping and handling. For additional information or to place an order, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/