After previous celebration years for the Silver American Eagle coin, mintage numbers tended to drop. Often, those figures would drop below even the year’s preceding the anniversary striking. The program’s 20th anniversary in 2006 resulted in a spike in demand and production, but when mintage dropped in 2007, the figures remained ahead of the pace from the early 2000s. Right now, 2007-W Proof Silver American Eagle coins are available on Silver.com.
- Total mintage of 821,759 coins in 2007!
- 22nd annual striking of Silver American Eagle coins!
- Ships in a commemorative box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) backed by the US government.
- Struck with a “W” mint mark to signify the West Point Mint as the site of production.
The 2006 Silver American EAgle series saw significant boosts in production for the bullion and proof coins, and high introductory numbers for the all-new burnished version of the coin. However, following that spike in production for the anniversary, mintage levels fell back modestly in 2007.
Unlike previous post-anniversary years though, demand for the Silver American Eagle remained high as the American economy began to slow. Throughout the early 2000s though, Silver American Eagle had been at all-time highs, averaging 9.5 million coins annually.
2007 production levels exceeded previous years in the 2000s, with the notable exception of 2006. There were 9 million bullion coins and 821,000 Proof Silver American Eagle coins struck in 2007. Both figures exceeded the 2005 totals for htep rogram and resulted in a total production of 10.4 million coins for the year.
Total mintage in 2007 was aided by the record-high production of 621,000 of the new burnished Silver American Eagle coins, which would go through a rough period of production during the Great Recession to come in 2008-2010.
On the obverse face of the Silver American Eagle you’ll find ADolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. Created in 1916, it originally appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar until 1947. The reverse bears the heraldic eagle of the United States, which was modernized for use on this coin by US Mint Chief Engraver (1986-2010) John Mercanti.
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