WASHINGTON — Collectors may place their orders for the 2013 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin beginning May 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The current price of the coin is $48.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, however, pricing is subject to change. There is no household order limit for this product.
The coin’s obverse (heads side) features Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic design of an ever–hopeful Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes, and carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design, by former United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver John Mercanti, depicts a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon, and arrows in the left.
The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is struck on specially burnished blanks. The .999 fine silver coin has a finish similar to its bullion counterpart but carries the “W” mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated in protective plastic and placed in a blue presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A $4.95 shipping and handling charge will be added to all domestic orders.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self–sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of May 28, 2013, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.