The 1991 date mark for the Silver American Eagle marked the last time the coins would hit a high for much of the 1990s. Following the 1991 production year, the coins would go up and down from year to year in terms of mintage, with the overall trend heading downwards until the end of the decade. Today, 1991-S Proof Silver American coins are available with perfect certification levels.
- Only 1,171 coins earned this grade from the PCGS!
- Sixth annual striking of the Silver American Eagle proof coin.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Earned a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM finish available.
- Bears the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
After leveling off to a normal production level following its first two years of availability, the Proof Silver American Eagle rebounded nicely throughout the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s.
The 1991 Proof Silver American Eagle marked a few special occasions for the program. First, it marked the third consecutive year of growth for the program overall. However the proof version of the coin sank by more than 180,000 coins in 1991. The bullion coin surged immensely, with growth nearing 2 million coins from the previous year.
Production levels for the Silver American Eagle coin in 1991 set a mark of 7.7 million coins in total. That level would not be matched again by the coins until 1999, when the panic surrounding Y2K drove investors away from markets and toward reliable investments such as precious metals.
The 1991-S Proof Silver American Eagle coins in this listing have PR70 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have their full, original mint luster and feature no detracting flaws of any type.
Deep-cameo coins have a strong, frosted matte finish on the design sets and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields. This combination of design facets gives the design the impression of floating above the surface of the coin.
Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty image is featured on the obverse of the coin, with John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design gracing the reverse of the coin.
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