The United States Mint has opened sales for the 2014-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. This represents a collectible uncirculated version of the popular silver bullion coin.
The obverse design of the American Silver Eagle features the classic “Walking Liberty” design created by Adolph A. Weinman and used for the circulating half dollar from 1916 to 1947. The full figure of Lady Liberty appears in a flowing gown, walking towards the rising sun with a hand outstretch. The inscriptions read “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” with the date “2014” positioned at the base.
On the reverse of the coin is the heraldic eagle designed by former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti. An eagle appears with a shield at its chest and a ribbon in its beak containing the motto “In God We Trust”. The eagle’s talons grasp an olive branch and bundle of arrows. Surrounding inscriptions read “United States of America”, “1 oz. Fine Silver”, and the legal tender denomination “One Dollar”.
The Silver Eagle has carried the same obverse and reverse design on all bullion and numismatic versions since the series was launched in 1986. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recently discussed a potential new reverse design for the series.
The 2014-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle is struck in 99.9% silver with a weight of 1.0000 troy ounce and diameter of 1.598 inches. The coins are struck on specially burnished blanks and feature a finish similar to the bullion counterparts. However, unlike the bullion coins, the “W” mint mark appears on the reverse to reflect striking at the West Point Mint.
Each coin comes in a plastic capsule with presentation case and certificate of authenticity. Pricing for the start of sales is $43.95, plus applicable shipping and handling. As with other United States Mint precious metals products, the price remains subject to potential change.
The collectible uncirculated version of the Silver Eagle with “W” mint mark has been issued for the years 2006 to 2008 and from 2011 to present.