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Fineness: .999 fine silver
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Weight: 1.000 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is a collector version of the official American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Each coin contains one ounce of .999 fine silver. Proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes.
The obverse design features Adolph A. Weinman's walking Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes, carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory. The reverse design, by former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features a striking heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
Client Note: Due to the high and potentially unsustainable premiums often charged for proof American Eagles (both gold and silver), we generally do not recommend their purchase for investment purposes including within retirement accounts. We do however list and price these items here in the interest of on-going transparency and consumer awareness. Please carefully read the following articles before committing to the purchase of these collector items for investment purposes.
*Description and images courtesy of the US Mint