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1993-P Proof Silver Eagle
The 1993 proof Silver Eagle was struck in Philadelphia. This is another lower mintage year, only 405,913 of these coins were struck. The 1993 proof issue of the Silver Eagle is more difficult to find than many other proof issues because of its lower mintage. This scarcity has created its value, but this coin is still in the affordable category.
PCGS Proof 69 Deep Cameo 1993-P Proof Silver Eagle
This 1993 proof Silver Eagle was submitted to PCGS for grading. This also guarantees that the coin is authentic. PCGS uses a 70 point scale like other quality third party grading services. This coin received a high grade, Proof 69. This is just under the highest grade possible.
It’s hard to miss the incredible visual contrast shown by this proof Silver Eagle. From certain angles the contrast is so pronounced that the coin takes on a black and white appearance. This is created by the difference between the mirror-like background and the frosty raised portions of the design. Since this coin displays such an exceptional level of contrast it received the Deep Cameo designation as well.
Design of the 1993 Proof Silver Eagle
The 1993 Philadelphia proof Silver Eagle shows Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design on the front. This design was so popular during its time in circulation on the half dollar that it was chosen to be used for the Silver Eagle. On this side, Liberty is shown walking across the horizon with one arm extended. She is carrying a bundle of branches with the other. The inscriptions here read “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1993.”
The back of the 1993 proof Silver Eagle shows a bald eagle. There are 13 stars above the eagle’s head. In the eagle’s beak is a banner which reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This side of the coin also reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.”
Add this PCGS PR69 DCAM 1993 P proof Silver Eagle to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||1993|
|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|
The United States Mint Proof Coins represent the finest coinage specimens produced in terms of overall quality and eye appeal. A proof coin is a specially made coin distinguished by sharpness of detail, usually with brilliant mirror-like surfaces.