As the American Silver Eagle soared out of the doldrums of the mid-1990s, the 2000 American Silver Eagle arrived with mintage figures that were up for both the apr57 and proof versions of the coin for the third consecutive year. Today, the 2000 American Silver Eagle is available for purchase in both versions from APR 57.
- MINTAGE OF 2000 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE COINS TOTALED 9,839,132!
- 15TH ANNUAL STRIKING OF AN AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE COIN!
- Ships in a protective plastic flip, sealed tubes of 20 from the mint, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your investment with 40.6mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Walking Liberty featured on the obverse.
- The heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
- P mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint on proof specimens.
Back in 1996, the American Silver Eagle coin program hit an all-time low in production, with a total of just 4.1 million coins produced. The result was largely impacted by the overall health of the American economy at the time.
Fast forward a few years though, and Y2K fears were dragging down the American economy with the approach of 2000. There was also the Dotcom bubble burst to come on the horizon. These fears pushed precious metal prices higher, and with it, interest in American Silver Eagle coins.
The American Silver Eagle had been on an upward trend starting in 1997. The 2000 American Silver Eagle had an overall mintage that was more than double that of 1996. In fact, production was up by 2 million coins in total from just the previous year (1999).
There were 9.2 million 2000 American Silver Eagle apr57 coins produced, representing a jump of 1.8 million from 1999. Additionally, the proof version of the coin saw a jump of 50,000 coins from the previous year.
On the obverse, as usual, is the image of Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States from John Mercanti. The 2000 American Silver Eagle, both apr57 and proof, was the last struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Proof coins had been at the Philadelphia Mint since 1993, while the apr57 was there for just two years in 1999 and 2000.
Please direct your questions to a APR 57 associate at 212-246-2000, connect with us online using our live web chat, and via our email address.
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