The 2006 release of Silver American Eagle coins marked the first major milestone celebration by the United States Mint. The American Eagle program reached its 20th anniversary in 2006, and the celebration by the Mint included the release of a new version and a special striking of an additional proof. The 2006-W Proof Silver American Eagle is currently available on Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- There are 13,286 coins available in this condition and finish!
- 20th anniversary of the American Eagle coin program!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with a UCAM finish.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
2006 was just the beginning of a new surge in demand for and popularity of the Silver American Eagle. The bullion version of the coin would sell a total of 10.67 million coins in 2006, marking the second highest total to date in program history.
The 2006 Proof Silver American Eagle also hit new heights, finishing with a total of 1.09 million coins. This remains the second highest mintage in program history for the Proof Silver American Eagle, with 1987 remaining the highest at more than 1.4 million coins.
For 2006, the United States Mint sold proof coins both individually, and as part of the 20th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set, which included the 2006 W Proof Silver American Eagle, one of the new burnished Silver Eagles, and a special reverse proof Silver Eagle struck for the 20th anniversary.
On the obverse of every Silver American Eagle is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty image, which is offset by the Heraldic Eagle of the United States on the reverse. The latter design was refined in 1986 by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
Of the 1.09 million 2006-W Proof Silver American Eagle coins sold, 248,875 of those were part of the 20th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set, which had a maximum mintage of 250,000 sets.
Each 2006-W Proof Silver American Eagle in this Silver.com listing has a perfect PF70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws. UCAM coins have contrasting strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
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