The United States Mint has taken the unusual step of limiting the number of 2021-W American Eagle silver Proof coins that can be purchased by Enrollment Program members. The move comes as the Mint expects extremely high demand for the coin.
The 2021-W silver proof will be available starting February 11 at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the Mint’s site. The price of the coin is $73.00. As readers know, the Enrollment Program allows for the American Eagle and other Numismatic products, to be sent to you without having to go to the Mint’s site the day a product is released. Essentially is a pre-commitment by you to buy that product. Normally the Mint allows you to change your quantities or opt out of a buy of a particular product as long as that is done 2-days prior to the release date of the product. In the case of the American Eagle, you have until Tuesday, February 9 to opt out of the purchase. The change comes in the quantities.
Usually, the Mint will allow you to increase or decrease the number of a particular product you commit to purchase. While you can still decrease the number of 2021-W American Eagles you buy, you cannot increase the number. On the Enrollment Program page for the coin, the Mint has posted this notice:
Purchasers of the “W” American Eagle 2021 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (21EA), please note: Demand for this product is extremely high. In order to accommodate as many customers as possible, we are unable to accept increases to enrollment orders for this product.United States Mint
Only 327,440 will be produced and with this being the final “W” Proof with the inaugural Reverse, demand is expected to be exceptionally high. Thus, the pre-emptive change by the Mint.
It is not too late to get into the program – you can still do so by Monday, February 8, 2021.