The relief experienced by the US Mint in 2012 was short lived as investors and collectors swamped the Mint with demands for the bullion and Proof Silver American Eagle coins in 2013. The bullion program would set a sales record yet again, its fifth in six years. Today, the 2013-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin is available as a perfect specimen from Silver.com.
- Just 12,174 coins have this finish and certification!
- 27th Proof Silver American Eagle struck and released for purchase.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s perfect condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Earned a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Includes a DCAM finish.
- Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
When the 2013-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin went on sale in January of that year, the United States Mint had no stated maximum mintage and no household restrictions on the number of coins available in a single purchase. This was one of the few times the US Mint had lifted these restrictions in recent years.
For 2013, the US Mint struck an impressively high number of proof coins at 934,331, which is one of the five highest mintage figures of all time for the proof. In addition to individual sales, the US Mint was featuring the Proof Silver American Eagle in two different collector’s sets for 2013.
First, there was the 2013 Congratulations Set that featured a special celebration-themed packaging for those giving the proof coin as a gift. The latter, the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, included a maximum of 50,000 sets featuring the 2013-W Proof Silver American Eagle, and proof versions of the 90% silver dime, quarter, and half-dollar coins.
Each 2013-W Proof Silver American Eagle available in this Silver.com listing is a PR70 specimen from the PCGS. Perfect coins such as these exhibit full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws on their surfaces. DCAM is a term used for proof coins with contrasting matte finishes (design set) and deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
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