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.
Silver Eagle collectors will love this 2014-W $1 American Proof Silver Eagle. It is NGC certified PF70 UC and comes with the NGC Elizabeth Jones Signature Label. Elizabeth Jones was the 11th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
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!
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.
This 1999-P Silver Eagle proof coin was minted at the Philadelphia Mint. It has been graded proof 70 with ultra cameo surfaces by NGC, and it is part of the limited-edition Elizabeth Jones label collection.
This 1989-S Silver Eagle has been graded proof 70 ultra cameo by NGC and has the special Elizabeth Jones label. As the eleventh Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, she helped spearhead the Silver Eagle program when it began in 1986.
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!