Beginning today, May 9, 2013, at Noon (Eastern) the United States Mint will start offering the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set. The two-coin set includes two West Point struck American Silver Eagle coins and is being sold by the US Mint for $139.95.
No pre-determined mintage limit is in place on the set. Instead, the US Mint will sell the product to meet public demand for a four week window. All orders accepting by the US Mint before June 6, 2013, at 5 p.m. (ET) will be fulfilled.
"The American Eagle Silver Coin Program has been one of the United States Mint’s most popular programs," indicated the US Mint on the two-coin set product page. "Following our tradition of offering special, American Eagle coin sets, we are pleased to present the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set, an exquisite collection that captures the essence and beauty of these cherished coins."
The set includes two unique American Silver Eagles from the Mint's West Point facility. One of the two coins is an American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin. As indicated by the name, the coin is struck to reverse proof quality.
This is the opposite of standard proof coins from the US Mint. Design elements and inscriptions appear mirrored on the reverse proof coin with a frosted background.
The fields have the light frosted finish. Several of the elements feature an uncirculated finish with the remaining elements showing a heavy frosted finish.
Both coins of the set are encapsulated and appear together in a single custom-designed, highly polished, blue lacquered hardwood presentation case. A certificate of authenticity is also included with each purchase.
Collectors will recall the four-week ordering period is the same as used by the US Mint for the release of the 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set. While it is too early to determine what the final mintage of this newest release will be, last year's similar set had sales of approximately 224,981 units.
To order a 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set, visit the US Mint's website at www.usmint.gov, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).