Proof Silver American Eagle
- Silver Content – 1oz.
- Gross Weight – 31.101 g
- Composition – 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper
- Coin Diameter – 1.598 in. (40.6 mm)
- Thickness – 2.98 mm
- Mint Dates – 1986 to present
OverviewA small number of proof silver American Eagles are struck each year for collectors, and they are often sold out soon after issue.
DesignThe United States Mint copied obverse (front) design of the silver American Eagle coin from the Walking Liberty silver half-dollar, often considered America’s most beautiful silver coin. Lady Liberty is cloaked in the American flag, carrying laurel and oak branches, walking toward a new day. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is right of her calf.The coin’s reverse was designed by John Mercanti and shows the Great Seal of the United States. An inverse pyramid of 13 stars floats above the eagle’s head, each star representing one of the original 13 colonies. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ‘ 1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR” encircles the eagle.
MintingProof silver American Eagles coins are made with a more-detailed minting process. Special dies are used on the coin blanks, which are fed manually into the presses and struck multiple times to produce detailed coin images that look softly frosted above a mirror-like background.Each proof American Eagle comes in a beautiful, dark blue velvet presentation case with an official United States Mint Certificate of Authority.
Quality GuaranteeSilver bullion coins from the United States Mint are the only official silver bullion coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government, making them investors’ top choice worldwide.
Individual Retirement AccountsProof American Eagles (gold and silver) are the only collectible coins allowed in U.S. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
This is a premium coin, meaning its value is tied to factors other than the value of the spot price of the precious metal it contains. Valuation factors include, but are not limited to, speculative interest, collector and investor demand, available supply, industry promotions, perceived value, economic conditions, and other factors we deem relevant. The value assigned to this coin at any given time may vary from retailer to retailer and Augusta cannot guarantee another retailer will value this premium coin at the same rate as Augusta would in any given circumstance. Augusta cannot guarantee buy-back of any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin. For up-to-date market pricing and availability, please contact us directly.