Proof coins are the preferred products for collectors who value the beautiful finish on a coin, along with its design and purity levels. The Proof Silver American Eagle is among the world’s finest, and when certified by a grading service the coins bring even greater value to a collection. The 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle Coin is available today on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective PCGS plastic slab.
- 30th Anniversary Proof American Silver Eagle release!
- One-time edge lettering used by the US Mint.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designated a First Strike coin with a DCAM finish.
- Obverse features the Walking Liberty design.
- Reverse bears the heraldic eagle of the US.
For the 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle coin’s release, the United States Mint has broken with tradition for the striking of the proof version of the world’s most popular coin. For the first time ever, edge lettering is being used on the Proof Silver American Eagle to denote the 30th anniversary of the coin series.
Each of these 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle Coins is a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade have their full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surface areas.
AS a First Strike coin, these Silver American Eagle proofs had to arrive at the PCGS or an approved depository within the first 30 days of their release by the United States Mint in order to qualify for this designation.
On the obverse of the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle is the image of Walking Liberty. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this image is one of the most beautiful in American history and is celebrating its centennial in 2016.
The reverse of the Proof Silver American Eagle coin features the heraldic eagle of the United States. Originally designed in 1794, and refined for these coins by John Mercanti, the image includes an American bald eagle set behind the heraldic shield of the US. Mercanti was US Mint Chief Engraver from 1986 to 2010.
All Proof Silver American Eagle Coins are struck by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility, as indicated by the presence of a “W” mint mark on the coin’s reverse face.
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