The United States Mint has announced the pricing for the 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set as $299.95 per set.
This price will remain subject to potential change based on the market price of silver leading up to the release and throughout the period of availability.
Pricing for the set has been an object of speculation for the many collectors eagerly awaiting the release. Although the price is higher than some people had been estimating, personally, I had expected the price to be even higher.
Each set will contain the following five coins:
- 2011 Proof Silver Eagle (W mint mark)
- 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle (W mint mark)
- 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle (S mint mark)
- 2011 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle (P mint mark)
- 2011 Silver Eagle bullion coin (no mint mark, but struck at the San Francisco Mint)
The US Mint currently sells proof Silver Eagles individually for $58.95 each and uncirculated Silver Eagles individually at $50.95 each. The bullion versions are sold to authorized purchasers in bulk quantities based on the market price of silver plus a mark up of $2 per coin.
The 2011 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and 2011-S Uncirculated Silver Eagle are not offered individually and are not expected to be available in any other numismatic products, making these coins unique to the set.
The Mint has also confirmed that they will produce “up to 100,000 sets” with a household ordering limit of 5 sets to be imposed for at least the first week of sales. Orders will be accepted starting on October 27, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET.