This year’s proof Silver Eagle with its anniversary edge lettering is drawing stronger sales. Orders for the 2016-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin reached 322,317 pieces in three days, according to the latest United States Mint figures.
That stands taller than reported starts from other recent years, as underscored in the following table:
|Year of Issue||Initial Issue Price||Debut Sales|
|2016||$53.95||322,317 in 3 Days|
|2015||$48.95||262,377 in 3 Days|
|2014||$52.95 or $47.65 with subscription||307,378 in 4 Days|
|2013||$62.95||258,860. in 4 Days|
|2012||$59.95||299,539 in 5 Days|
|2011||$59.95||367,623 in 6 Days|
|2010||$45.95||273,212 in 3 Days|
|2008||$31.95||185,232 in 4 Days|
Priced at $53.95, this year’s proof did open at $5 more than the 2015-dated coin. Actually, its starting price is higher than any issue since 2013. But as the table above and the one further below illustrates, the Silver Eagle’s cost is not necessarily tied to its early and final success.
1986 – 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle Sales
Listed in the two following tables are last reported U.S. Mint sales of all regular (standard) annually issued proof American Silver Eagles. A year’s proof is available individually and may be within other products, like Congratulations Sets. Each total below includes combined sales of all options.
*Sales of 2015-W Proof Silver Eagles ended earlier than usual. In addition and another reason for its overall lower total, there was one less product with the coin since the 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set was never released.
The U.S. Mint’s online page for American Eagle products is located here. This collector coin may also be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). It has no mintage or ordering limits.
Below are some larger photos of the anniversary coin.
Later, this year’s proof Silver Eagle will be in companion U.S. Mint products to include the 2016 Congratulations Set, the 2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, and 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Currency Set.