In 2006, the United States Mint marked the 20th anniversary of its coveted Silver Eagles with the release of a variety of different coins. In addition to the traditional BU and Proof Series of coins, the mint issued a P-Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and debuted the new Burnished Silver Eagle as well. The highest-minted collectible coin was the traditional Proof Silver Eagle, which set the second-highest mintage in the series with more than one million coins sold. Today, 2006-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagles in near-perfect condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
- 20th-anniversary release of Proof Silver Eagles!
- Total mintage of 1,092,477 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 PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM specimen.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Comes with a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The mintage of 1,092,477 W-Proof Silver Eagles in 2006 was the result of several factors. First and foremost, date marks are an important differentiating factor in the release of Proof Silver Eagles as the coins otherwise have the same visuals each year. The 1986 date mark, being the first-ever in the series, remains the highest minted as it marks the start of the series. To date, the 2006 date mark remains the second-highest date as it marks the 20th anniversary. Sales of the 2006-W Proof Silver Eagle were also boosted by the inclusion of the coins in a three-coin 20th-anniversary set alongside the Philadelphia-issued Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and the new Burnished Silver Eagle.
All of the 2006-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagles in this listing have PR69 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster with no more than two minor flaws present. Acceptable flaws at this level are limited to minuscule contact marks and hairlines only, and these must be outside the primary focal points. The included DCAM label stands for deep-cameo and points to the strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear fields.
On the obverse of 2006 Proof Silver American Eagles is an image of Walking Liberty. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, it features Liberty in left-profile relief walking toward the sun on the horizon. The design is widely believed to have been based on a French coin design known as the “sower” that featured a female figure walking in left-profile relief sowing seeds in a field.
The reverse side of the 2006-W Proof Silver Eagle comes with the heraldic eagle. Modified in 1986 by John Mercanti, this version includes a bald eagle supporting the US national shield with a triangular cluster of 13 stars over its head.
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