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.
The mid-2000s was one of the most stable periods of production in the history of the American Silver Eagle coin program. Available at this time in only bullion and proof versions, mintage of the American Silver Eagle was higher than it had ever been before, but also remained nearly flat from year to year. Today you have the chance to purchase a 2005 American Silver Eagle coin through JM Bullion.
- Mintage total for 2005 reached 9,707,688 coins!
- 20th annual release of an American Silver Eagle!
- Ships in individual plastic flips, 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.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse depicts Walking Liberty as created by Adolph A. Weinman.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- Proof coins feature the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
2005 American Silver Eagle were struck amidst a time of strong performance in the precious metals market and stability in the popularity of the nation’s official coin. The price of silver was steadily increase in the early 2000s, leading to relatively level production of the American Silver Eagle coin.
For example, mintage of the bullion American Silver Eagles in the early 2000s was near-flat at 9.2 million (2000), 9.001 million (2001), 8.49 million (2003), and 8.82 million (2004) in the years leading up to 2005. For the 2005 American Silver Eagle, bullion production remained steady at 8.891 million.
The proof version of the American Silver Eagle held steady in the early 2000s as well. The production of 816,663 2005 American Silver Eagle proof coins was only 116,000 higher than 2000, and just 15,000 higher than the 2004 versions of the coin. This was also the last year that the US Mint produced only two versions of the coin, with the burnished American Silver Eagle introduced the next year in 2006.
On the obverse you’ll notice Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty depiction, originally featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse has a modernized version of the heraldic eagle of the United States. First used as early as 1793 by the US Mint, this heraldic eagle is a modern version from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
Feel free to contact a JM Bullion associate with your questions regarding the 2005 American Silver Eagle coin, current silver prices or any of our other product offerings. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, or via our email address.