The Silver American Eagle is the world’s most popular coin program, and its annual proof release is a highly coveted product among serious collectors. When these coins have a certification from one of the world’s two biggest grading services, their value is further increased. Right now, the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective PCGS plastic slab.
- 30th anniversary Proof Silver Eagle!
- Commemorative edge lettering!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated as an Early Release product with an Ultra Cameo finish.
- Obverse features Walking Liberty.
- Reverse includes the US heraldic eagle.
All 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coins offered in this product listing have a perfect grade from the NGC. Coins in PF70 condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas.
The Early Release designation is for coins that meet strict guidelines for delivery and grading. These coins arrived at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within 30 days of the US Mint’s scheduled release date for 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coins.
On the obverse of each 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle certified coin is the image of Walking Liberty, which was originally created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. Liberty is depicted walking toward the setting sun as a symbol of the nation’s drive toward a brighter future.
The reverse side of all Proof Silver American Eagle coins has the heraldic eagle of the United States. In use on American coinage since 1794, it has been modified many times since then, with this particular version a 1986 refinement from then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti.
Proof Silver American Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility. While bullion coins are struck there and on a supplemental basis at the San Francisco Mint, proof coins are only produced at West Point and feature a “W” mint mark.
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