Silver Eagles were first struck in 1986, when the American Eagle program began. The obverse features Adolph A. Weinman's beloved Walking Liberty design, displaying a flag-draped Lady Liberty walking with an outstretched, welcoming right arm and a left hand holding olive branches. In the background is the sun and its rays. The design was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, which was minted between 1916 and 1947. The reverse features a Heraldic Eagle designed by then Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
All Silver Eagles are made of 1 Troy oz. .999 fine silver and bear a denomination of $1. The coin is struck annually in both mint state (uncirculated) and proof finishes. All mint state pieces, except the special burnished issues (which bear the W mintmark for West Point), are struck without mintmarks. Proof issues have historically been struck at different mints and bear the mintmark for the Mint at which they were struck:
1986-1992: San Francisco (S) 1993-2000: Philadelphia (P)* 2001-present: West Point (W)
*In 1995, a small mintage of proofs was struck at West Point for inclusion in a 5-coin proof set which also contained each denomination of proof American Gold Eagle.
The Silver Eagle has the following specifications:
1.19mm. 1 Troy ounce. 31.103g
reeded - 201 reeds
Silver Eagles are manufactured as both business strikes (mint state) and proofs.
The NGC PF70 UC 2006-W $1 American Proof Silver Eagle listed here is cream of the crop. The hand-signed Elizabeth Jones signature label makes it a great collectible of historical significance to numismatists!
The NGC certified PF70 Ultra Cameo 2005-W $1 American Proof Silver Eagle coin listed here comes with a hand-signed NGC Elizabeth Jones signature label. She was the 11th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
This 2004-W $1 American Proof Silver Eagle coin is NGC certified PF70 Ultra Cameo. This proof coin comes with a hand-signed NGC Elizabeth Jones signature label. She was the 11th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
Now in their 29th year of production, the Silver Eagle has proven to be among the most popular silver bullion issues in the world - and we carry more of them than any other coin! This coin comes graded by NGC with this beautiful American Eagle label!
1996 is one of the key dates to the uncirculated silver eagle set. We purchased a few that don't make the cut and are offering them at a reduced price. The coins have too many marks to be called Gem BU but are nice enough to be worth a premium over silver.
This 2006 GEM Silver Eagle is a beautiful, United States Mint coin that features an iconic, patriotic design. This traditional Silver Eagle comes in the original Mint packaging, making it ideal for any collector of modern U.S. coins.