Among the precious metal coins available in today’s market, proof coins are the preferred product for collectors because they have a more visually stunning finish than their bullion counterparts. With the addition of certification to verify the condition of a coin, collectible coins enjoy even higher value. Today, the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle Coin is available in near-perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle proof!
- First-ever edge lettering!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release with an Ultra Cameo finish.
- Walking Liberty design on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle coin series, and the United States Mint is celebrating by make a change to its Proof Silver American Eagle for the first time ever. The obverse and reverse faces remain the same, but unique edge lettering is being used for the first time with text denoting the 30th Anniversary celebration.
On the obverse face of the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle you’ll find the Walking Liberty image. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman during a period of revitalization in American coinage, the design appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse side of all Silver American Eagle coins features the heraldic eagle of the United States. The design includes an American bald eagle set behind the national heraldic shield, and it is clutching arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. There are 13 stars above its head, indicative of the original colonies.
Each 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coin available to you today is a near-perfect PF69 coin from the NGC. Coins with this grade have full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are often limited to miniscule hairlines or contact marks, and always located outside the primary focal area.
As an Early Release coin, these products arrived at the NGC or an approved third-party depository for certification within the first 30 days of the release date for 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coins as set by the US Mint.
All Proof Silver American Eagle coins are a product of the United States Mint, and are struck by the West Point Mint facility. A small “W” mint mark on the reverse face indicates the West Point Mint as the facility of origin.
Please direct your questions regarding these coins to Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, or via our email address.