Proof Silver Eagle Coins FAQs
The Proof American Silver Eagle (ASE) coins have been produced at three U.S. Mint facilities over the years:
San Francisco Mint: From 1986 to 1992, proof Silver Eagle coins were minted at San Francisco, and these coins bear the "S" mintmark.
Philadelphia Mint: From 1993 to 2000, the proof Silver Eagles were minted at Philadelphia, and these coins have the "P" mintmark.
West Point Mint: Starting from 2001 to 2008 and then continuing from 2010 onwards, the proof coins have been minted at West Point, and they bear the "W" mintmark.
Yes, all Proof American Silver Eagles (ASE) have a mint mark. The presence of a mint mark on the Proof ASE indicates the U.S. Mint facility where the coin was produced. Here's a brief overview:
West Point Mint (W mint mark): The majority of Proof American Silver Eagles have been minted at the West Point Mint and bear the "W" mint mark.
San Francisco Mint (S mint mark): Some Proof ASEs were produced at the San Francisco Mint and carry the "S" mint mark.
Philadelphia Mint (P mint mark): A limited number of Proof ASEs were minted at the Philadelphia Mint and have the "P" mint mark.