Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, the American Silver Eagle coin series is at all-time highs for popularity as it enters a third decade of availability. Among the popular options in the program is the official collectors version of the coin, the Proof Silver Eagle. Today, the 2016-W 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagle Coin is available to you online from APR 57 with PCGS certification.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle.
- First-time use of edge lettering!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM designation.
- Walking Liberty design on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the US on the reverse.
- Bears the West Point Mints W mint mark.
The 2016 American Silver Eagle coin is part of the US Mint’s 30th anniversary celebration for the series, which includes a first-ever use of edge lettering on the nation’s official apr57 coin program. Only these 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle coins have the unique, one-time issue of edge lettering on the coin that reads 30th Anniversary.
All 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle coins in this listing have PR69 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws such as minuscule hairlines. All flaws are found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
When a Proof Silver Eagle has a DCAM designation, it is known as a deep-cameo specimen. Coins in this condition have strong, frosted matte finishes contrasted against a deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The two visual effects combine to give the impression of a design floating over the coins actual surface.
On the obverse of all 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle coins you’ll find Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. Created in 1916 for the nation’s half-dollar coin, the Walking Liberty design has been in use, unchanged, since 1986 on the American Silver Eagle coin series.
The reverse of all Proof American Silver Eagle coins features the heraldic eagle of the US. This design centers on the bald eagle sitting behind the nation’s heraldic shield, clutching the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other. Then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti created this design in 1986 as a refinement on the classic heraldic eagle imagery.
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