2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

The 2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin continues a series of bullion pieces from the US Mint that first appeared in 1986 and has been produced annually ever since.

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin - 2010 Version Shown (US Mint Images)
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Authorized as part of the Liberty Coin Act (Public Law 99-61), each coin is required to be struck from one troy ounce of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 40.60 mm and a weight of 31.1 grams. Produced as legal tender with a face value of $1, the coins are all backed by the United States Government who guarantees their weight and purity making them ideal investment devices.

Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar design has been used on the obverse of the coin since their introduction. The design is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever produced by the US Mint.

Historic Mintage on Silver Eagles

The chart below shows the mintage of the Bullion Silver Eagles since their introduction in 1986:

1986 – 5,096,000

1987 – 9,420,000

1988 – 5,869,000

1989 – 6,166,000

1990 – 7,247,000

1991 – 6,952,000

1992 – 5,544,000

1993 – 5,890,000

1994 – 5,540,500

1995 – 4,590,000

1996 – 3,466,000

1997 – 3,636,000

1998 – 4,320,000

1999 – 9,008,500

2000 – 9,133,000

2001 – 8,827,500

2002 – 10,475,500

2003 – 9,153,500

2004 – 9,617,000

2005 – 8,405,000

2006 – 10,021,000

2007 – 9,887,000

2008 – 19,583,500

2009 – 28,766,500

2010 – tbd

 

 

 

2009 saw intense interest for the Silver Bullion Eagles. So much so, in fact, that the Mint was forced to cancel the proof and uncirculated versions of the coins that it normally strikes for collectors.

Issue Information

The US Mint does not sell its bullion products directly to the public. Instead, a network of authorized purchasers obtains the coins in bulk from the Mint, then resells them for a small premium above the spot price of the silver contained within them.

Release Date

Silver Bullion Eagles are typically issued beginning early in the year.

Issue Price

Price on the Eagle Bullion Coins is dictated by the current spot price of the silver contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Although no "W" mintmark is present on the bullion coins, each was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

The obverse (heads side) of the Silver Eagle is based on Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar design, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful designs ever struck on a coin from the US Mint.

The reverse (tails side) shows a heraldic Eagle and was designed by John Mercanti.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Bullion
Composition: 99.93% Ag, 00.07% Cu
Standard Weight: 31.103 g
Standard Diameter: 40.60 mm
Edge: Reeded

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