As the calendar moved into the 21st century, the Silver American Eagle Coin program at the United States Mint experienced its two best mintage years in program history. The 2000 and 2001 issues of the coin sold a combined 18.2 million coins, the highest mark set by any two consecutive years to this date in the program’s history and the best two-year average at this point as well. The 2001 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Coin ships to you inside of a PCGS protective plastic slab!
- Sixteenth year of availability for the Silver American Eagle coin!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse of the coins.
- The heraldic eagle of the United States features on the reverse of the coin.
The 2001 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin was the first silver bullion coin in the series issued by the West Point Mint. The bullion coins were struck by the San Francisco Mint from 1986 to 1998, with the Philadelphia Mint issuing the 1999 and 2000 coins. In 2001, the West Point Mint took over coining duties for both the silver bullion and proof silver versions of the coins.
2001 Silver Eagles had a final mintage of 9,001,711 coins. This figure represented a modest decline from the previous year of around 238,000 coins. Although mintage was down, the combined 18.2 million coins sold in 2000 and 2001 were the highest in program history to that point, surpassing the 16 million coins sold between the 1986 and 1987 coins, as well as the 1987 and 1988 coins. Even better for the program, the even spread of 9 million coins in both 2000 and 2001 was the best two-year average the program had seen to date.
On the obverse of 2001 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins is the image of Walking Liberty. This design is considered one of America’s greatest coin images of the 20th century and was created in 1986 by Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse of Silver American Eagles features the heraldic eagle of the United States as modified in 1986 by John Mercanti.
These 2001 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins have Mint State 69 certifications. The coins are considered near-perfect specimens with full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks and hairlines.
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