The U.S. Mint reports that its authorized mintage of 850,000 single
Proof 2011-W American Eagle 1-ounce silver coins sold out as of Nov. 22.
The 850,000 figure does not include 100,000 additional Proof
2011-W American Eagle silver coins that were struck for inclusion in
the 2011 25th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Coin set.
The single coins originally went on sale June 30 at $59.95 each,
but because of sharp spikes in the spot price of silver, the price of
each coin was hiked $8.50 on Aug. 29 to $68.45. Falling silver prices
later resulted in a price reduction; at the time the Proof 2011-W
American Eagle silver dollar sold out, the price was $58.95.
The coin joins the single-coin option for the Proof 2011-W
American Eagle 1-ounce gold coin as sold-out options among Proof
The Proof American Eagle gold coin options — single 1-ounce,
half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce pieces, and four-coin gold
Proof sets — went on sale April 21.
The 30,000 single 1-ounce gold coins were reported sold out as of
Oct. 14. The 1-ounce gold coin is still available in the four-coin
gold Proof set offered by the Mint (maximum of 40,000 sets).
As of Dec. 12, the U.S. Mint reported sales of:
➤ 6,289 of the single half-ounce gold coins out of 15,000 authorized.
➤ 8,178 of the single quarter-ounce gold coins out of 16,000 authorized.
➤ 18,396 of the single tenth-ounce gold coins out of 30,000 authorized.
➤ 14,848 of the four-coin gold Proof American Eagle sets out of
As of Dec. 21, the Proof half-ounce gold coins were being offered
at $981 each, the quarter-ounce gold at $503 each, the tenth-ounce
gold pieces at $215.50 each and the four-coin set at $3,585.50 each.
The Mint will continue to sell the Proof 2011-W American Eagle
gold coins into calendar year 2012 as long as product remains or until
a decision is made to discontinue sales. ■