Yesterday, I posted that the United States Mint would open up sales of the 2021 American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition next week on August 24th. The Mint has now quietly delayed that release until September 13th. The Mint has not released any official statement as to why it is delayed but almost certainly comes down to bullion availability or production constraints. Both of these issues have plagued the United States Mint – and other Mints – since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two-coin American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof set features a 2021-S American Eagle with the original (Type-1) Reverse that has been on the coin since its initial release in 1986. The second coin is a 2021-W American Eagle with the new (Type-2) Reverse that was introduced this year. Both coins come in a stunning Reverse Proof finish.
Priced at $175, the set is expected to sell out within minutes given its unique nature.
The United States Mint first listed this two-coin set back in March. At the time, I speculated that the set would likely consist of a Type-1 and a Type-2 American Eagle and would be priced around $200. With the bullion challenges that the Mint has faced this year, it is good to see that this one is actually going to happen and was not abandoned.
A big thanks to Tim who commented on the original article to let me know about the date change.