New Eagle Silver & Gold Launch First; Household Order Limits Revised
During the initial pre-order window for the 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars, the United States Mint experienced an extraordinarily high volume of BOT traffic. These BOTs were programmed to conduct technology-driven transactions that caused significant interference with many transactions by Mint customers.
To address the issue, the Mint paused the pre-order windows for the remaining Morgan and Peace products until the BOT issues could be resolved. The Mint has now identified a solution that we expect will mitigate most of the issues caused by BOT traffic. Although we are working diligently to put that solution in place, the launch dates for American Eagle Silver and Gold Coins will also be affected. To further increase the opportunity to purchase these high-demand products, the Mint will also adjust the household order limits for the new American Eagle Silver and Gold coins and the remaining Morgan and Peace silver dollars. While these steps will mitigate the impact of BOT traffic and improve overall access to these very popular products, the supply of silver still limits the U.S. Mint’s ability to completely satisfy demand. As a result, not everyone will be able to purchase the coins of their choice.
The revised launch schedules are presented below. Please note the decision to move the American Eagle Silver and Gold product launches ahead of the remaining Morgan and Peace pre-order windows. This decision was based on the Morgan and Peace products’ unavailability to ship until October. Moving up the American Eagle products creates the least disruption for our customers. Our intent is to greatly improve our ability to deliver the utmost positive U.S. Mint experience that our customers deserve.
The launch dates for the newly-redesigned American Eagle Silver and Gold Coins are as follows:
- American Eagle SILVER PROOF COIN – W (21EAN): originally scheduled to go on sale 7/1, will now go on sale 7/20
- American Eagle GOLD PROOF 1 OZ (21EBN), GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ (21ECN), GOLD PROOF 1/4 OZ. (21EDN), GOLD PROOF 1/10 OZ. (21EEN), and GOLD PROOF 4-COIN SET (21EFN): originally scheduled to go on sale 7/8, will now go on sale 7/29
- American Eagle GOLD PROOF 1/10 OZ 2-COIN SET (NUMBERED COA) (21XK): originally scheduled to go on sale 7/29 will now go on sale 8/5
- American Eagle SILVER PROOF COIN – S (21EMN): on-sale date moved up from 8/16 to 8/12
The pre-order windows for the remaining Morgan and Peace silver dollars are as follows:
- Morgan Dollars – SF and D (21XF, 21XG): order window is now 8/3 – 8/17
- Morgan Dollar Philly and Peace Dollar (21XE, 21XH): order window is now 8/10 – 8/24
The updated Household Order Limits are as follows:
- American Eagle SILVER PROOF COIN (W) – New Design: 3
- American Eagle GOLD PROOF 1/10 OZ 2-COIN SET (NUMBERED COA): 1
- American Eagle SILVER PROOF COIN (S): 3
- American Eagle SILVER UNCIRCULATED (W): 3
- Morgan Dollar (SF): 3
- Morgan Dollar (D): 3
- Morgan Dollar Philly: 3
- Peace Dollar: 3
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About the United States Mint
The US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Does anyone here any confidence that the ‘New and Improved’ US Mint ordering system will actually discern the difference between bots and legitimate coin collectors?
Unfortunately, many people will likely get blocked when they try to order these coins.
I wish that I had more trust in the Mint; however, trust is something which is EARNED.
So true, the mint has dropped the ball.
You don’t like picking tiles of crosswalks, bicycles, motorcycles or boats? ;-)
Good way to calm you down while trying feverishly to get that single coin purchase on US Mint during frenzy low montage products.
Even a simple math problem could have solved this!
Ording one coin cc privy mark purchased on eBay 299.00. Delivery in October.
Won’t give up.. I will try at noon on these dates to purchase a single coin.
Waiting in baited breath to see how US Mint e-commerce experts step up to plate and solve their website problems. If fail, let’s see pink slips later that day at Mint and Treasury Department.
We and my son were kicked out in final process several time it truly stinks when a person on TV. Gets all he wants. (M—e Me–k). And people like us who are lucky enough to be able to bye 1. (If given a chance) we sure hope the mint is able to help!!! Thank you
Finally, the household limits are reduced! Too early to comment yet if the software updates will do any good but at least lowered purchase limits should give more collectors a chance, it’s a step in the right direction….
U.S. Mint subscriber’s should be able to purchase a single coin for their collection and NOT have to pay four to six times mark-up to ebay sellers.
I was kicked out while trying to purchase a coin. It was very disappointing and hope that the mint can find a way to fix it.
Amen to that idea. Many people simply can’t afford the super-inflated secondary or tertiary market prices. But, you have to remember that this is not a democracy, it’s a democratic republic which is without question set up for those who control the money.
So far I have not seen my chances get any better getting any thing that I have tried to order on litminted coins but as always the big wholesale dealers have no problems.
And isn’t it strange that they can offer x amount of MS or PF 69s & 70s from NGC or PCGS? Sure seems like the typical “backroom deal” to me! Sure, TRUST US, WE AIN’T DOIN NUTTHIN WRONG!
After the complete disaster trying to order the new 2021 Morgan Dollars the first time and knowing how coin dealers can order what they want when they want then charge huge amounts over the original prices I have decided not to worry about buying products from the U.S. Mint and I will not pay dealer prices for these coins. The system the U.S.Mint has in place is totally unfair for individual collectors. Individual coin collectors should be able to preorder coins just like coin dealers. I am very disappointed in the treatment of individual coin collectors.
Legally they are supposed to have enough silver for order for any American that wants it at any quantity…
I think you are thinking about Bullion products not proof or special finish. It took me between 15 and 18 minutes and multiple attempts to get the 5 each of the first Morgan dollars. Also there are factors on the customers end that affects your chances such as internet service you have. I’m lucky I have Fiber optic at my house. Low ping and 50mbps.
Well I must be extremely lucky then! The luckiest guy in the country!
I managed to get a V75 silver eagle last year (remember the chorus of disapproval from everyone as the mint’s website ground to a halt?) and my 3G cellular internet speed was 86kbps!
Unfortunately that only applies to “circulating” currency. Different rules for all other U.S. Mint products.
Why not have conditional orders? One per household, with an order number printed out on paper tickets that are drawn out of a revolving drum by hand, shown live on the mints website. Would it take awhile sure. But people could place orders during the entire window instead of just at 12:01. It would be truly random and not depend on what or where internet network you’re on.
They already know how many enrollees there are. That should give them an idea how many can be allocated to the honest collectors, and how many can then be allocated for the bulk buyers. Somehow or the other, fairness seems to be a forgotten commodity when it comes to ANY government program.
Tried repeatedly to get even 1 morgan silver dollar..System needs to recognize the U. S. Citizens request for MINT productions…..not BIG BUISNESS pocketing Big pofits. GOVT is for the people and that should apply to the UNITED STATES MINT!!!!!!
Especially since the profits are supposed to enhance the, (our), general fund! The word and with it the definition of corruption certainly seem to fit.
Last time on us mint website the new dates were not same as you have listed
Yes, they have been changed per this announcement
I managed to get 2 O’s but cc were out. Would like to trade when it comes in
David I would be happy to trade a CC for an O.
-Mammoth Farm (a) yah00
4 yrs tring to buy online, (THIS IS 4TH TRY) AND not even 1!!!! We all can hold our hands (TIED) on our asses. We get beat EVERY TIME! It blows my mind w all the money the mint makes off of these and they can’t fix it so we have a chance. I’ll make it to hell 1st before I get 1 online. UGH!!!!!
If they can’t figure a way to make this system work, the entire IT dept needs to be replaced!
Here’s a real solution: Make more coins period! Make 10 million each, that way they won’t be so damn hard to get or be worth much to 3rd party sellers. Every single problem is you have 3-5 million people trying to buy less than 200,000 coins. I have yet to see any coin have more than 1 million made, there is NO silver shortage, the mint is creating the problem with the limited amount of coins they make, so make more coins available.
There actually is a silver shortage but it’s because banks like JP MORGAN and other investment houses are buying and hoarding silver as a hedge against the next deep de-valuation of the US dollar.