There are few coins as popular with investors and collectors around the world as the Silver American Eagle. Bearing iconic American images of Liberty and the bald eagle, these coins are backed for their metal content and weight by the federal government of the United States. The 2016-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com with NGC certification!
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle proof!
- First-ever edge lettering!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of PF69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- Walking Liberty design on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The Silver American Eagle debuted in 1986 with sales of 1.4 million proof coins. The Proof Silver American Eagle has never seen sales levels that high in the subsequent 30 years, but you can expect the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle to push that boundary, and these certified coins won’t last long.
Anniversary issue years tend to have the highest mintage figures for the Proof Silver American Eagle. For example, 1996 saw an increase for the proof issue after years of declining demand. 2006 has the second highest mintage of Proof Silver American Eagles in program history, with 1.09 million coins purchased in the 20th anniversary release.
On the obverse of each 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle certified coin is the image of Walking Liberty, which was originally created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. Liberty is depicted walking toward the setting sun as a symbol of the nation’s drive toward a brighter future.
The reverse side of all Proof Silver American Eagle coins has the heraldic eagle of the United States. In use on American coinage since 1794, it has been modified many times since then, with this particular version a 1986 refinement from then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti.
Each 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coin available to you today is a near-perfect PF69 coin from the NGC. Coins with this grade have full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are often limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and always located outside the primary focal area.
Ultra-cameo coins such as these Silver Eagles feature a deeply-mirrored, clear background field that is brilliantly contrasted by the strong, frosted finish on the design set that gives it the appearance of floating above the coin’s surface.
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