WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will kick off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Since its debut in 1986, the obverse (heads) of this coin has featured 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. Its reverse (tails) continues to feature former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks and display the “W” mint mark indicating their production at the West Point Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined blue velvet presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is priced at $55.95. Orders will be accepted at www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. This product will also be available at the Mint’s sales counters in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. Information about shipping options is available at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collectible coins and not intended for investment purposes. There is no household order limit. Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Jan. 4, 2018, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.