When it comes to purchasing proof coins, date marks can be just as important as the design. In a series such as the American Silver Eagle that has no design changes each year, date marks play a big role in the collector’s niche as a differentiating feature for the annual releases. In the case of the Proof Silver Eagle, the 2006 date mark proved to be the second most popular behind only the debut 1986 date mark. Right now, near-perfect 2006-W 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a PCGS protective plastic slab!
- 20th-anniversary issue of Proof American Silver Eagles!
- Original mintage of 1,092,477 coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM designation.
- The obverse features Walking Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each of the 2006-W 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagles available here comes with a certification from the PCGS. Graded PR69, these coins are near-perfect specimens that exhibit full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Examples of flaws that are acceptable at this grade include minuscule contact marks or hairlines. These flaws must be located outside of the primary focal points for the coin to earn the PR69 grade. In addition, each coin has a DCAM designation. This stands for deep-cameo and refers to the exceptional visual brilliance of the strike. Each coin has strong, frosted designs over deeply-mirrored, clear fields.
The 2006 release of American Silver Eagles from the United States Mint marked the 20th anniversary of the series. The BU Series sold 10.6 million coins, a mark that was then the second-highest in the history of the series. These Proof Series coins sold 1.092 million coins, a mark that remains second-best behind only the 1986 debut date mark in the series.
The obverse of 2006 Proof American Silver Eagle Coins features the Walking Liberty design. Created by Adolph A. Weinman, it was originally used on the US half dollar from 1916 to 1947 and features Liberty with the American flag as she walks toward the sun on the horizon.
On the reverse face of 2006-W 1 oz Proof Silver Eagle Coins is a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Modernized for this series in 1986, the heraldic eagle features a bald eagle in front-facing relief supporting the US national shield.
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