When the Silver Eagle debuted in 1986, it took one year for the program to surpass the 10-million mark in an individual release when the 1987 coin sold 11.44 million coins. It would take another 15 years for the program to cross 10 million again. The 2006 issue was greeted with growing demand that pushed a single-year mintage of 10 million coins for the second time in five years. Today, 2006 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with a PCGS certification.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- 21st release and 20th-anniversary date mark for Silver American Eagles!
- 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 Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- The heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
Prior to 2001, only one release year for the Silver American Eagle had a mintage that exceeded 10 million coins. That was the 1987 release and as of 2006, its mintage of 11.44 million remained the record in the series. From 2002 to 2006, however, the Silver Eagle would see two mintage years exceed the 10-million mark. The 2006 coin was the second of these releases and had the higher mark of the two with a final mintage of 10,676,522 coins. That mark was a jump of more than 1.7 million coins from 2005.
All 2006 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins in this listing comes with Mint State 69 certifications. Coins with this grade have full, original mint luster and no more than two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws at this grade level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside the primary focal points.
On the obverse side of 2006 Silver American Eagle coins is the image of Walking Liberty. This stunning design comes from the circulation half-dollar coin issued between 1916 and 1947 and was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.
The reverse face of 2006 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. This particular version of the seal was modified in 1986 to modernize its appearance, with the work completed by John Mercanti.
Though there are no commemorative marks on the coin, 2006 was the 20th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle coin program. The release year included the standard Proof Silver Eagle, the introduction of the new Burnished Silver Eagle, and the striking of a commemorative Reverse Proof Silver Eagle by the Philadelphia Mint complete with a “P” mintmark.
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