The Silver American Eagle coin series remained relatively stable and flat in 2004. Following the mintage peak in 2002, the Silver Eagles maintained demand right around 9.4 million coins annually on average from 2003 to 2005. Right now, the 2004-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin is available for purchase from Silver.com as a perfect specimen.
- Only 3,821 coins earned this certification and feature this finish!
- 24th annual release of a Silver American Eagle coin!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Includes the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States on the reverse.
Mintage for 2004 moved upward slightly following 2003’s drop. Roughly 400,000 more coins were struck across the bullion and proof versions in 2004, with the proof version again accounting for an abnormally high percentage of that fluctuation.
The bullion coins remained relatively flat at 8.89 million, up from 8.49 million the year before. The jump in proof coins was larger by its own standards, jumping from 747,000 to 801,602. The US Mint had increased the maximum mintage for the Proof Silver American Eagle in 2004 to 850,000, meaning the program failed to sellout.
Each 2004-W Proof Silver American Eagle listed here has a perfect proof grade of PR70 from the PCGS. Considered a perfect specimen, these coins have full, original luster from the mint and lack detracting flaws.
The DCAM designation, or deep-cameo, signifies a proof coin with impressive visual brilliance. The strong, frosted design set offers an immense contrast against the deeply-mirrored, clear background field of the coin.
On the obverse of the coin you’ll find Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty, which was originally created in 1916. The reverse includes the heraldic eagle of the United States, originally created in 1793 and refined for these coins by former-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti.
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