1989-S Proof Silver Eagle
For a while, proof Silver Eagles were struck at the San Francisco Mint. The 1989 proof issue falls into this category. Just under 618,000 of these coins were struck. While this mintage figure is far from high, it is the age and origin of this coin that create its value. Perfect examples of older proof Silver Eagles can be hard to find.
NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo 1989 Proof Silver Eagle
This 1989 S proof Silver Eagle was submitted to NGC for grading. The NGC is one of the world’s top coin grading services, like PCGS. Some may prefer one or the other but both are excellent grading companies. This Silver Eagle received the prestigious grade of Proof 70, or PF70.
It is likely you noticed the incredible difference in appearance between the background and Liberty. This is one of the first things that jump out when looking at a high grade proof Silver Eagle. That is why this coin also received the Ultra Cameo designation.
1989 San Francisco Proof Silver Eagle Design
The reverse of the Silver Eagle was designed by John Mercanti. This side features a heraldic eagle. The bald eagle has a shield covering its body and it holds a bundle of arrows and an olive branch with its talons. The inscriptions on this side read “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.”
The front of the 1989 proof Silver Eagle shows a modern version of Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty. Liberty is carrying a bundle of oak and laurel branches as she makes her way across the sunny scene. On this surface the inscriptions read “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1989.”
Add a beautiful modern proof to your collection today with this NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo 1989 S Silver Eagle.
|Year of Issue:||1989|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|