The Silver American Eagle coin has experienced record-setting sales figures in recent years. Starting in 2008, the Silver Eagle coin series sold more coins in 2008 onward than it had in the program’s 22 year history prior to that. Mintage figures were regularly above 20 million coins annually, setting records in four consecutive years from 2008 to 2011. Right now, the 2013 Proof Silver American Eagle coin is available on Silver.com.
- Proof mintage in 2013 totaled 868,521 coins!
- 27th Proof Silver American Eagle released by the US Mint!
- Arrives in a commemorative box and features a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued “W” mint marks by the West Point Mint.
In 2013, the popularity of the Silver American Eagle coin remained high. Mintage levels remained steady in total around 34 million coins from the previous year. Mintage of the proof coin was down slightly in 2013, with roughly 9,000 fewer coins struck.
The year 2013 featured a unique striking of the Silver American Eagle by the United States Mint. The standard W Proof Silver American Eagle was accompanied by the production of a reverse proof Silver American Eagle from the West Point Mint, as well as a secondary burnished Silver American Eagle.
The second burnished coin available from the West Point Mint was available with three different finishes on it; heavy frost, light frost, and brilliant polish. The burnished coin and the reverse proof were offered by the United States Mint as part of the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Set.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, which features Lady Liberty striding toward the setting sun wearing an American flag around her shoulders, is considered one of the finest in American history. It was chosen in 1986 after 39 years out of public view as the primary design of the Silver American Eagle.
John Mercanti, then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, modernized and refined the heraldic eagle design. First used in 1793 on America’s first coins, the heraldic eagle features the American bald eagle with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, and serves as the official emblem of the US.
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