2010 Proof Silver Eagle Sales Start at 273,212


2010 Proof Silver Eagle

2010 Proof Silver Eagle sales erupted with 273,212 sold in less than three days, according to the latest US Mint sales figures.

Collectors handed out a whopping $12.5+ million in total to acquire the Proof Silver Eagle between its launch on Friday, November 19, 2010 and Sunday, November 21, 2010.

There is little wonder as to why the US Mint website and customer service phone lines were bottlenecked during the first few hours following their release.

As a testament to how demand strengthened for the 2010 Proof Silver Eagle as a result of the cancellation of the 2009 issue, their opening sales handily topped those of the prior 2008 Proof Silver Eagle issue, which were reported at 185,232 even with an extra day of sales thrown into the mix.

However, the 2010 Proof Silver Eagle has a ways to go before reaching prior year sales and their resulting final mintages.

Proof Silver Eagle Sales / Mintages

Year Mintages / Sold
1986-S 1,446,778
1987-S 904,732
1988-S 557,370
1989-S 617,694
1990-S 695,510
1991-S 511,924
1992-S 498,543
1993-P 405,913
1994-P 372,168
1995-P 407,822
1995-W 30,102
1996-P 498,293
1997-P 435,350
1998-P 450,728
1999-P 549,330
2000-P 600,743
2001-W 746,398
2002-W 647,342
2003-W 747,831
2004-W 801,602
2005-W 816,663
2006-W 843,602
2007-W 821,759
2008-W 700,979
2009-W No Proofs Minted
2010-W TBD


As mentioned, the 2010 Proof Silver Eagle has been priced at $45.95 each. There is a household limit of 100 coins. Those wishing to order the .999 fine silver coins may do so from the US Mint website (direct product link), or by calling its toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Depicted on the obverse or heads side of each Proof Silver Eagle is Adolph A. Weinman’s image of "Walking Liberty." Considered one of the most beautiful designs ever struck on an American coin, it was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar which appeared from 1916-1947. The obverse includes the inscriptions of LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and the year of 2010.

The reverse or tails side features John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield along with the inscriptions of E PLURIBUS UNUM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER, ONE DOLLAR and the W mintmark.

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J. Phillips

How many 2010 American silver eagles are to be minted?
How does this affect 2011 eagles?