The year 2006 has proven to be the most memorable year in the 30-year history of the Silver American Eagle coin program. The 20th anniversary of the coin’s introduction, the United States Mint celebrated with an expansion of the program and one-time striking of special reverse-proof specimen. Right now those coins are available together in the 2006-W Proof Silver American Eagle 3-Coin Set online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a US Mint commemorative display box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 20th anniversary set for the American Silver Eagle!
- Consists of a total of Three Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears an individual face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes the image of Walking Liberty.
- Reverse features the Heraldic Eagle of the United States.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint on proof and burnished coins.
- “P” mint mark on the reverse proof coin.
The United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle coin series in style. Both the gold and silver versions of the coin had a new option introduced with the burnished American Eagle coin, a special proof that is delicately crafted by the US Mint.
Mintage of the coins surged in 2006 as a result of the demand for 20th anniversary options. The bullion coin jumped from 8.89 million 2005 to 10.6 million, the second-highest total to date in the program’s history.
Included in this 2006 Proof American Silver Eagle 3-Coin Set you’ll find three different versions of the silver eagle. Bearing a “W” mint mark, the standard Proof American Silver Eagle is one of the three coins in this release. Also included is a one-time issue of a Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle struck at the Philadelphia Mint and featuring a “P” mint mark.
A reverse proof silver coin has the opposite visual effects of a typical proof in the American Silver Eagle series. You’ll find a strong, frosted background field on this coin, with deeply-mirrored, raised design features.
Finally, the all-new Burnished Silver American Eagle was made available for this three-coin set. All of these coins were available separately for purchase from the United States Mint, as well as together in this beautiful collector’s set with a presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity from the US Mint.
On the obverse is the timeless Walking Liberty image from Adolph A. Weinman, as originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The heraldic eagle of the United States has featured on countless coins, crests, and seals dating back to 1794. This depiction is a modern version from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, who created it in 1986.
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