The American Eagle Program
The American eagle coin program started back in the year 1986 and has become a mainstay in the world of coin collectors! Each American Silver Eagle bears what many believe to be the most beautiful design to ever exist in American Coinage, and contain 1 Troy oz. of.999 fine silver. In 2003, it was noted that the silver proof series of the American Eagle Program was more than fairly acknowledged by the public; the demand for the proof American silver eagle coins remained in balance as that of the demand for business strike silver eagles was on the decline.
The 2003-W Silver Eagle
This 2003-W American silver eagle bears the very famous and adored design that depicts Lady Liberty on its obverse. This design, created by Adolph A. Weinman, shows Lady Liberty draped in an American Flag walking gracefully as the sun begins to rise. The inscriptions that accompany this design on the obverse of the coin include; “LIBERTY”, IN GOD WE TRUST”, and the year “2003”.
On the reverse of this coin you will see a design constructed by John Mercanti that includes thirteen small stars in the shape of a triangle faced down, each small star representing the original colonies. Below these stars is the depiction of a heraldic eagle. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include; “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER”, “ONE DOLLAR”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, and the letter “W”, which signifies that this coin was minted by no other than the West Point Mint.
This coin is a proof coin, meaning it was minted using a specialized process that entails manually feeding burnished coin blanks into the presses, which are fitted with special dies. This 2003 proof silver eagle coin was struck multiple times, per the US Mint website, “so that the softly frosted, yet detailed images seems to float above a mirror like field.” There is no doubt that upon viewing this coin, you will see the stunning proof finish as intended by the United States Mint.
Why add this 2003-W proof 70 Silver Eagle to your collection?
This 2003-W American silver eagle coin is a collectible coin that not only allows you to add a Troy oz. of guaranteed .999 fine silver to your collection, but also allows you to obtain a little piece of history.
This coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guarantee Company (NGC) to be a grade 70, which means that even when viewing the coin at 5x magnification, there are no visible post production imperfections. Only about one out of every three 2003 Proof Silver Eagles received this grade!
Between its high quality, its impressive finish, and its iconic design this coin won’t last long!
|Year of Issue:||2003|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|