American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

American Eagle Bullion Coins

Background

American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States bullion coins and are only available in the one ounce size. American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are minted at the United States Mint at West Point and bear the “W” mint mark. American Eagle Silver Proof Coins can be purchased directly from the United States Mint until the next year’s American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are released or until all coins produced for the current year are sold, whichever comes first.

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Coin Characteristics

The American Eagle Silver Coin's obverse design is Adolph A. Weinman's full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The reverse design, by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver John Mercanti, features the heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin contains 99.9 percent silver. The one ounce coin has a $1 face value and is 1.598 inches in diameter, contains 0.999 silver troy ounce and weighs 1.0000 troy ounce.

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse
  • Designer: John Mercanti

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Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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