American Silver Eagle coins are the single most popular silver coins available in the global marketplace today. Struck by the United States Mint in bullion, proof, and burnished versions, the American Silver Eagle has seen record sales numbers over the past several years. Today, JM Bullion offers the 2004 Proof American Silver Eagle for numismatists in perfect condition.
- Only 9,797 coins exist with this grade and finish!
- Ships to you in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Features a grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- Struck in brilliant proof.
Beginning in 2003, the American Silver Eagle coin program began an unprecedented spike in demand and production. The coin series had traditionally experienced peaks and valleys in its production dating all the way back to 1986 when the coins were introduced. The 2004 American Silver Eagle included 8.8 million bullion specimens and 801,000 proof specimens, for a total production of 9.6 million.
The 2004 Proof American Silver Eagle coins offered through this product listing are considered perfect specimens by the NGC. A coin with a PF70 grade is considered perfect because it has its full, original luster from the mint and no detracting flaws.
Ultra-cameo proofs have a stark contrast in appearance between the design sets and the background field on both sides. The design sets have a strong, frosted finish and the background fields feature deeply-mirrored, clear finishes. The result is a contrast that gives the design the appearance of floating above the coin’s surface.
On the obverse of the coin is the image of Walking Liberty, which was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States, and was created by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
American Silver Eagle coins are now produced solely by the West Point Mint, but this was not always the case. Proof specimens were originally struck at the San Francisco Mint, before shifting to the Philadelphia Mint and then on to West Point.
Please direct all of your questions to a JM Bullion associate. We’re available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat feature, and via email.