Customers: Please note that because these coins are older, they may have blemishes and/or imperfections and are not guaranteed to be in brilliant uncirculated condition.
For the first time since 1987, the 2002 American Silver Eagle coin eclipsed the 10 million coin mark in a single year. After years of low production in the 1990s, 2002 marked the culmination of five years of solid growth and increasing popularity for the American Silver Eagle coin program. Right now, 2002 American Silver Eagle coins are available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Mintage totaled 11,186,368 coins in 2002!
- 17th release of an American Silver Eagle coin.
- Arrives in a plastic flip, mint-sealed tubes of 20, or Monster Boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your investment with 40.6mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle on the reverse.
- “W” mint marks on proof versions.
The American Silver Eagle coin hit an all-time low in production 1996 with just 4.1 million coins struck in total. A healthy economy and low prices led to minimal interest in the coins. With increasing concerns about Y2K hampering the economy and rising prices for silver, the late 1990s and early 2000s gave way to impressive growth in the program.
2002 American Silver Eagle coins total 11.1 million coins, a nearly three-fold increase from 1996. The bullion version of the coin had grown from 3.6 million in 1996 to a whopping 10.5 million in 2002. This was the highest mark for the bullion coin since 11.44 million were struck in 1987.
The 2002 American Silver Eagle proof coin actually declined significantly from 2001. There were 647,342 coins produced in 2002, which represented a nearly 100,000-coin decline from more than 746,000 in 2001.
Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty image was chosen as the obverse design of the American Silver Eagle. It originally appeared on the nation’s half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947. The reverse has continually featured the heraldic eagle of the United States, which was modernized and refined by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti in 1986.
All 2002 American Silver Eagle coins were produced by the United States Mint’s West Point Mint facility, but only the proof versions of the coin feature the identifying “W” mint mark. Bullion coins are never struck with a mint mark.
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