The Silver American Eagle coin is one of the most popular silver bullion products in the world. It is recognized by investors and collectors everywhere for its brilliant design and impressive quality. The 2006 series of coins included a special 20th anniversary reverse proof minting. Today, you can own a 2006-P 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin from Silver.com with a PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act in 1985, authorizing the production of the Silver American Eagle using silver stores from the Defense National Stockpile. The coins were first struck in 1986 and made available to the public that same year. Adolph A. Weinman, designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947), and John Mercanti, the US Mint’s chief engraver, are the sources of imagery for the Silver American Eagle. Weinman’s Walking Liberty was reborn for use on this coin, while Mercanti’s image was designed specifically for the Silver American Eagle.
2006-P 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins have a PR70 grade from the PCGS, meaning they were perfectly struck by the mint with no blemishes or scuff marks. These 20th anniversary coins feature a reverse proof design, with a deeply mirrored, clear design set against a strong, frosted background field. The “P” mint mark signifies the coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
On the obverse is Weinman’s Walking Liberty depiction. In the image, Lady Liberty can be seen walking toward the setting sun. Engravings on this side include “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and the year of minting.
The reverse features Mercanti’s eagle. Set behind a shield, the eagle clutches an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Thirteen stars are featured above the eagle’s head, representing America’s original colonies. Engravings include “United States of America” and “1 Oz Fine Silver ~ One Dollar.” Below the eagle is also the “P” mint mark to signify the coin was struck by the Philadelphia Mint.
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