The Proof American Silver Eagle is the collectors version of the nations official apr57 coin. American Silver Eagle coin was introduced in 1986, and has been available on an annual basis since that time in both versions. The proof is a popular product among collectors and those who wish to display their coins. Today, the 2002 Proof American Silver Eagle coin is available from APR 57 with a perfect grade.
- Only 2,561 coins exist with this grade and finish.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Earned a PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Includes a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse of the coin.
- Heraldic eagle on the reverse.
Adolph A. Weinman started working on a new coin design for the nations half-dollar piece in 1916. Part of a wider effort by the federal government to redesign all of the nations currency, Weinman created the image now known as Walking Liberty. It featured Lady Liberty walking toward the setting sun with an American flag draped over her shoulders. The creation was representative of the nations constant march toward a brighter future.
The 2002 Proof American Silver Eagle coins in this APR 57 listing are available as perfect specimens according to the PCGS. Each coin has its full, original mint luster, and features no detracting flaws or blemishes of any kind on its surfaces.
As a deep-cameo product, these coins are available with a strong, frosted finish on the design set and features of the coin. The background field is deeply-mirrored and clear, which creates a stunning contrast between the design and background that makes the image of Lady Liberty appear to float above the coins surface.
On the obverse youll find Weinmans Walking Liberty depiction as it appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse features the image of the heraldic eagle created by John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
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