After back-to-back record-setting sales years, the Silver American Eagle coin enters its 30th anniversary celebration with investors and collectors waiting to see if the Silver Eagle can achieve yet another record. Today you can purchase your very own 2016-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin from Silver.com with a commemorative box and CoA.
- 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle coin!
- 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) is fully backed by the US government.
- “W” mint mark identifies the West Point Mint as the production facility.
Introduced in 1986, the Silver American Eagle is the official silver coin of the United States. The proof and bullion versions of the coin were introduced in the first year, with the bullion coin struck every year since, and the proof struck every year except for 2009. A burnished version was added in 2006 to the Silver American Eagle series, but was not struck in 2009 or 2010.
For the 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle, the United States Mint has announced that it will add edge lettering to its proof and burnished versions. This is the first time in US Mint history that edge lettering will be used. The bullion coins will continue to feature the reeded edge, and in 2017 the reeded edge will return to the proof and burnished versions.
So far in 2016, the US Mint has seen continued demand for its Silver American Eagle coins. After selling 4.95 million Silver American Eagle bullion coins by January 20th, the US Mint had to institute its allocation program of 1 million ounces per week.
The obverse side of Silver American Eagle coins features one of the most iconic images from American coinage history: Walking Liberty. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, it depicts Lady Liberty as she marches toward the setting sun in search of a brighter future.
On the reverse is one of America’s oldest coin images, that of the heraldic eagle. Modernized and refined for use on these coins by John Mercanti, then-Chief Engraver of the US Mint, this image is currently found exclusively on the Silver Eagle.
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