The first year of availability is often the most coveted in the long term for any bullion coin series. That is no different for the Proof Silver American Eagle. The 1986 Proof Silver Eagles still hold the highest mintage figure in program history with only the 20th-anniversary coin in 2006 coming anywhere close to challenging it. Today, 1986-S Proof Silver American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with NGC notification.
- Available to ship to you inside of an NGC protective plastic slab!
- First coin ever issued in the Proof Silver American Eagle series!
- Mintage total of 1,446,778 coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- Walking Liberty on the obverse of the coin.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse of the coin.
- An “S” mint mark from the San Francisco Mint is featured.
Collectible coins such as the Proof Silver Eagle see mintage figures driven less by the demand for silver and more by the collectibility of certain date marks. With the design of the Proof Silver Eagle the same every year, collectors look for unique mint marks and date marks for added value. As the first-ever Proof Silver Eagle with “S” mint marks, the 1986 coin is the must-have version of this release.
All 1986-S Proof Silver American Eagle Coins in this listing come to you with a near-perfect grade. PF69 coins showcase full, original mint luster, but also have a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws at this level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
Additionally, these coins have UCAM labels. Known as ultra-cameo specimens, these coins combine strong, frosted design elements with deeply-mirrored, clear background fields to deliver impressive contrast.
On the obverse of the 1986-S Proof Silver American Eagle is the depiction of Walking Liberty as created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. It previously featured on the nation’s circulating half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse face of 1986 Proof Silver American Eagle Coins includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. This seal includes the American bald eagle with the national shield in front of its chest, the olive branch of peace in one talon, and the arrows of war in the other.
With 1.446 million coins issued, the 1986 Proof Silver American Eagle has the highest mintage compared to any other coin in the collection by nearly 400,000. The closest was the 2006 Proof Silver Eagle which is remembered as the 20th-anniversary date mate mark.
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