Following years of declining mintages, the Silver American Eagle program rebounded in 1995 on the 10th anniversary of the coin’s release by the United States Mint. In addition to its usual bullion and proof versions, the US Mint also released a special proof to mark the occasion. Today, the 1995-P Proof Silver American Eagle coin is available from Silver.com in perfect condition.
- There are 1,179 coins with this finish and certification!
- 10th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle coin series!
- 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 PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-Cameo designation.
- Features a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle from John Mercanti on the reverse.
In 1995, the bullion and proof versions of the coin both experienced increases in production that coincided with the US Mint’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle’s introduction in 1986.
Bullion mintage jumped modestly from 4.22 million to 4.67 million in 1995. The Proof Silver American Eagle rebounded from its lowest mintage every to finish at 438,511 coins. The US Mint established a maximum mintage of 500,000 coins for the 1995-P Proof Silver American Eagles.
In addition to the standard Philadelphia proof coin, the US Mint later introduced a 1995-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin in celebration of the 10th anniversary. These coins were strictly limited in production to just 30,125. These coins were only available for purchase originally as part of the 10th Anniversary Gold Eagle set, which included one of each of the four Gold American Eagle proof coins.
To this date, the 1995-W proof remains the rarest Silver American Eagle in the program’s history. The silver price remained relatively unchanged on the whole throughout 1995. The average price was slightly lower than 1994, landing at $5.20 per ounce. Throughout the year, the price ranged from a low of $4.65 per ounce in March to a high over $6.00 per ounce in May.
You’ll find Weinman’s Walking Liberty design on the obverse face of the coins, while Mercanti’s heraldic eagle graces the reverse of the coin.
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