The 1992 Silver American Eagle coin is one of the more unique production years in the 30-year history of this popular bullion coin from the United States Mint. Available annually in bullion and proof at this time, the Silver American Eagle was gaining traction with investors and collectors around the world. Today, the 1992-S Proof Silver American Eagle is available on Silver.com.
- Proof mintage totaled 498,654 coins in 1992!
- Seventh annual striking of the Silver American Eagle.
- Ships to you in a commemorative box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
From introduction in 1986, the Silver American Eagle coins had all been struck at the San Francisco Mint facility within the United States Mint system. Operating a total of four official mints, with additional locations in Denver, Philadelphia, and West Point, the US Mint would start to spread out its Silver Eagle production in the 1990s.
1992 was the final year in which all Silver Eagles were struck at San Francisco. These 1992-S Proof Silver American Eagles were the final ones produced in San Francisco, with production moving to the Philadelphia Mint in 1993. The bullion coins would continue in San Francisco until 1998.
Although Silver American Eagle coin production would bounce up and down in the coming years, the Proof Silver American Eagle entered 1992 on a downward trend that would last until 1995. Mintage fell from 511,000 in 1991 to 498,654 in 1992, and would eventually bottom out in 1994.
On the obverse of the Silver American Eagle you’ll find the image of Walking Liberty as created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States, and was created in 1986 by then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
As mentioned, this was the final year of Proof Silver American Eagle production in San Francisco. There wasn’t another proof striking here until 2011 when the US Mint celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the American Eagle.
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