Proof coins already have a greater value compared to their bullion counterparts because of the beautiful finishing touches added to the coins that bullion products lack. When a proof coin, such as the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle, is certified it only serves to add further value to the product. Right now, the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle Coin is available to purchase on Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective PCGS plastic slab.
- 30th anniversary Proof Silver Eagles!
- Features first-ever use of edge lettering!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation with a Deep Cameo finish.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the Unites States on the reverse.
Each 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle coin available on Silver.com in this listing is in near-perfect condition according to the PCGS. Coins with this grade feature full, original mint luster, but also exhibit minor flaws. A maximum of two minor flaws are possible, ranging from miniscule hairlines to contact marks, and are located exclusively outside the primary focal area.
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 the 2016 Proof Silver American Eagle is the image of Walking Liberty. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this design originated at a time when all American circulation coinage was being revamped. Walking Liberty appeared on the half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse of the Silver American Eagle always features John Mercanti’s refined heraldic eagle of the United States. The image includes an American bald eagle behind the national heraldic shield, with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Above its head are 13 stars representing the original colonies.
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