There is no singular product in the precious metals industry more popular than the American Silver Eagle. The official silver bullion coin of the United States, the American Silver Eagle celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016, and the United States Mint is celebrating in style. Right now, the 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle Coin is available in near-perfect condition from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle.
- First-time use of edge lettering!
- 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.
- First Strike designation with a Deep Cameo finish.
- Walking Liberty design on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the US on the reverse.
American Silver Eagle coins debuted from the United States Mint in 1986 as proof and bullion versions. The bullion coin has grown to become the most popular in the world, with sales of 43 million in 2014 and 47 million in 2015.
The Proof American Silver Eagle has been issued every year by the US Mint since 1986, save 2009 when the crush for silver bullion pinched the global supply and demand forced the Mint to skip proof production that year.
Collectors covet every year’s release of the Proof American Silver Eagle, and the 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle is sure to experience a surge in demand. For the first time ever, the United States Mint is releasing the Proof American Silver Eagle with edge lettering marking the significant occasion.
On the obverse of all 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle coins you’ll find Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. Created in 1916 for the nation’s half-dollar coin, the Walking Liberty design has been in use, unchanged, since 1986 on the American Silver Eagle coin series.
The reverse of all Proof American Silver Eagle coins features the heraldic eagle of the US. This design centers on the bald eagle sitting behind the nation’s heraldic shield, clutching the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other. Then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti created this design in 1986 as a refinement on the classic heraldic eagle imagery.
All 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle coins in this listing have PR69 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws such as minuscule hairlines. All flaws are found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
First Strike coins are those which arrive at the PCGS or an approved third-party depository for certification within the initial 30-day release window as set by the United States Mint.
If you have any questions about these coins, please contact JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, or via our email address.