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Proof Silver Eagles

Proof Silver Eagle Coins FAQs

A Proof American Silver Eagle is a special version of the American Silver Eagle coin that is minted for collectors. Unlike the bullion version, which is primarily for investors and is struck for the purpose of investing in silver, the proof version is produced with a focus on aesthetic appeal and collectibility. A proof American Silver eagle is produced using a special process that results in an attractive finish, mirror- like backgrounds and sharp details. Intended for collecting.
The Proof American Silver Eagle coins were minted from 1986 to 2008. There was a gap in 2009 when no proof versions were minted. Production resumed from 2010 and has continued to the present.

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.

In terms of the key date for the Proof American Silver Eagle (ASE), the "1995-W Proof Silver Eagle" is a significant release. This coin was released only as part of the "10th Anniversary American Eagle Five Coin Set" and had a limited mintage, making it a sought-after coin by collectors. Not only is the most key to all silver eagles but it's the key to all modern American coins. Another notable release was the "San Francisco mint mark Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles" in 2019, which had a mintage of only 30,000, setting a record for the lowest mintage of all Type 1 Silver Eagles.
Proof Silver Eagle coins weigh 31.101 grams and consist of .9993 silver and .0007 copper.

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.

The reverse changed in 2021 for the first time since the inception of the ASE.