Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) opened sales for the San Francisco-minted 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EM). This is the last time this coin will be available featuring the iconic “Heraldic Eagle” reverse (tails) design.
The American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin is struck on a 99.9 percent fine silver blank. The coin’s obverse (heads) displays Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Its reverse (tails) features former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s rendering of a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined blue velvet presentation case. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Produced since 1986, the American Silver Eagle Proof coin is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Silver Eagle Bullion coin. Beginning in mid-2021, the coin will feature a new reverse design in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program. Visit here to learn more.
The San Francisco-minted 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin is priced at $73. Mintage is set at 200,000 units. Orders will be accepted here. Information about shipping options is available at the Mint’s website.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Additionally, due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19, our customer service representatives are available to assist with any questions you may have, but are unable to accept credit card information or place your order over the phone. Please use our website for all order placements at this time.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of October 13, 2020, at noon EDT.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.