2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin (Obverse), US Mint image

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin (Obverse), Click to Enlarge

The 2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins were first seen in 1986 from the US Mint and they have appeared annually ever since. Congress authorized the strikes as a means for investors to obtain small amounts of silver and add it to their portfolios for near-market prices.

To enhance the desirability of the strikes, an image was chosen for the obverse of the coins that many consider to be one of the most beautiful ever struck on an American Coin. It was originally used on the 1916 Half Dollar Coin and was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. Many call this design "Walking Liberty."

American Silver Eagles have proven to be popular with the public over the years with millions of the strikes sold annually. Their popularity exploded in the few years leading up to 2011 as investors sought some diversification in their portfolios during uncertain economic times. For example, in 2008 only 19,583,500 of the coins were sold, In 2009 this jumped to 28,766,500 and by 2010, investors snatched up 34,662,500.

American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Design

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin (Reverse), US Mint image

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin (Reverse), Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: "Walking Liberty" by Adolph A. Weinman is used on the obverse of the Silver Eagle. It was first seen on the 1916 half dollar. The design shows Lady Liberty walking while holding an olive branch. Also shown are the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the year.

Reverse design: A Heraldic Eagle and shield is shown on the reverse of the Silver Eagle as designed by US Mint Engraver John Mercanti. In the eagles beak is a scroll containing the words "E PLURIBUS UNIM." Surrounding the eagle are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER" and "ONE DOLLAR."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point
Face Value: $1
Date: 2010
Condition: Bullion
Composition: 99.9% silver
Standard Weight: 31.103 g
Standard Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 99-61
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Engraver: John Mercanti

Product Availability

Release Date: Early 2011
Release Price: Based on the spot price of silver
Order Limits: based on authorized purchasers policy
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
Sold Out Date:  
Sold Within: Only by Itself
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