One of the strongest periods of demand for the Proof American Silver Eagle coins came in the late 1980s following the program’s introduction in 1986. With 1.4 million coins issued in 1986 and 904,000 in 1987, it would be nearly two decades before another five-year stretch saw the same level of demand as the 1986-1990 issues experienced. Now, 1989-S Proof American Silver Eagle Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in near-perfect condition.
- Coins arrive inside of the NGC protective plastic slab!
- 4th year of issue for the Proof American Silver Eagle coins!
- Total mintage of 617,694 coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM designation.
- On the obverse is the depiction of Walking Liberty.
- The reverse includes the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- Includes an “S” mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.
From 1986 to 1990, the United States Mint issued 4,222,084 Proof American Silver Eagle coins. Only the five-year period covering 2004 to 2008 had a higher mintage with a total of 4,233,480 coins produced. That particular period benefited from the 20th anniversary release of the Proof American Silver Eagle, which set its own high mark as the second-best individual mintage in program history.
That period of time also encompassed rising silver prices and a stock market on the edge of collapse. The average mintage figures across this period were much higher at around 750,000 coins annually, compared to an average closer to 600,000 for the releases in the 1986-1990 range.
On the obverse of all 1989-S Proof American Silver Eagle coins is the image of Walking Liberty. This design showcases Liberty wearing the American flag over her shoulders with branches of oak and laurel in her left hand. Her right hand is outstretched to the horizon as she walks toward the sun cresting the mountains in the distance.
The reverse of 1989-S Proof American Silver Eagles features the seal known as the heraldic eagle of the United States. Available on US circulation coins dating back to the first coins issued by the US Mint in 1794, this design has been modified countless times in US history and was modified for this release by John Mercanti in 1986.
These 1989-S Proof American Silver Eagle coins are available to you today in near-perfect condition courtesy of the NGC. Coins with a PF69 certification showcase full, original mint luster with no more than two minor detracting flaws present. Common flaws at this level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines. The UCAM label indicates the coins have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
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