The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle. This coin represents a collector version of the popular silver bullion coin.
The American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 in order to provide precious metals investors with a convenient and cost effective method for investing in physical silver bullion. Along with annually issued bullion coins, the United States Mint has also offered proof versions of the coin for collectors. The proof coins feature sharp relief with frosted sculpted foregrounds against a mirrored background which creates a cameo effect.
The 2015 Proof Silver Eagle carries Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design which was originally used on the circulating half dollar from 1916 to 1947. The full length figure of Miss Liberty is depicted striding confidently forward, enveloped in folds of the American flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The inscriptions read “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “2015”.
The reverse of the coin was designed by former Chief Engraver John Mercanti and features a depiction of a heraldic eagle and shield. The eagle holds a ribbon in its beak carrying the motto “E Pluribus Unum”. The eagle’s talons grasp a bundle of arrows and an olive branch, while an arrangement of thirteen stars appears above. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “1 oz. Fine Silver”, and the nominal denomination “One Dollar”. The “W” mint mark also appears, indicating production at the West Point Mint.
Each coin is struck in 1.000 troy ounce of 99.9% silver with a diameter of 1.598 inches and 0.12 inch.
The initial pricing for this year’s coin is $48.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. There are no stated product or ordering limits in place. For additional information or to place an order, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/