In a perfect display of the value of date marks in proof collections, the second release of the Proof American Silver Eagle coin came with a 40% drop in production after its 1986 debut. Though it still managed a very respectable mintage figure that remains sixth-highest in the series, the 1987 Proof Silver Eagle is relatively limited in its supply to current collectors. Today, 1987-S Proof American Silver Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in near-perfect condition.
- Available to you inside of protective plastic slabs from the PCGS!
- 2nd year of issue in the Proof American Silver Eagle Series!
- Announced mintage of 904,732 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM labels.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Bears an S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.
The first two years of production in the American Silver Eagle Series showcased the difference in demand between the BU and Proof specimens. Throughout the history of the Proof Series, special mint marks and anniversary date marks have proven the most popular. The first issue in a Proof Series traditionally garners the most demand and holds the most value over time. To this day, the 1986 Proof Silver Eagles mintage of 1.446 million coins remains the highest in the series by some 400,000 coins. Demand immediately dropped in the years after the programs debut, while the BU coins more than double in demand from 1986 to 1987.
All of these 1987-S 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagles listed here are near-perfect specimens. The PCGS issues a PR69 grade to coins that have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. In this case, those flaws must be located outside of the primary focal points of the coin and are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines. The included DCAM designation stands for deep-cameo. Proof coins with this label have strong, frosted designs above deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
On the obverse of the 1987-S Proof Silver Eagle Coin is the image of Walking Liberty. Designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this effigy shows Liberty in left-profile relief as she walks toward the sun on the horizon. The American flag is draped around her figure as she carries branches of oak and laurel in her left hand.
The reverse field of 1987-S 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagles features the heraldic eagle design from John Mercanti. Modernized for the release of this series, the heraldic eagle offers a powerful bald eagle in front-facing relief supporting the US national shield. The bird clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
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