The Silver American Eagle is the most important annual release from the United States Mint, generating millions of units sold across the bullion, proof, and uncirculated versions. After a successful celebration of the coin’s 30th anniversary in 2016, the US Mint now releases the 2017 issue of the popular silver coins. Right now, the 2017-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 31st issue of Proof Silver Eagles!
- 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 PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM designation included.
- Obverse bears the Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States by John Mercanti.
- Features the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
The 2017 Proof Silver American Eagles available to you today are in perfect condition in the eyes of the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster, and lack all types of detracting flaws on the coin’s surface areas.
A Deep-cameo, or DCAM, designation is reserved for proof coins with an especially beautiful finish. Coins in this condition exhibit strong, frosted matte finishes on the design features and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
Proof Silver American Eagle coins at one point had a mintage limit in place each year. The US Mint placed low mintage limits, such as 500,000 annually, on the coins. Facing higher demand for silver in the 21st century, those limits have been removed and often the coins are struck to meet demand, though the Silver Eagle proof has never surpassed its introductory year level in 1986.
On the obverse of each 2017 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.
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