This article presents photos of a 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle with its incused edge that recognizes the series’ 30th anniversary.
This year’s pair of numismatic American Eagle silver coins received an anniversary makeover that’s attracting more buyers.
Bullion and proof American Silver Eagles debuted in 1986, while the uncirculated edition launched in 2006. These three annually issued coins have always had reeded edges… until Congress directed a "30th Anniversary" edge inscription on the 2016-dated proof and uncirculated versions.
The proof 2016 Silver Eagle in its first 2-1/2 months of release logged sales that took last year’s coin almost 8 months to reach. A photo of that coin is right below, with a few more of them here.
The more recently issued uncirculated 2016 Silver Eagle, the subject of the photos further below, scored sales of 139,925 in four days. It took nearly three weeks for last year’s edition to hit the same mark; about 1-1/2 months for the 2014 coin to get there; and almost 4 months for the one from 2013 to reach it.
Here’s a table comparing early sales performances of the uncirculated series since 2011:
|Year of Issue||Initial Issue Price||Debut Sales|
|2016||$44.95||139,925 in 4 Days|
|2015||$39.95||127,872 in 4 Days|
|2014||$43.95 or $39.55 with subscription||106,349 in 4 Days|
|2013||$48.95||104,570 in 7 Days|
|2012||$45.95||123,801 in 5 Days|
|2011||$60.45||184,967 in 5 Days|
This next table shows final sales of the uncirculated coins by year since introduced. The figures are for all standard versions, including those sold individually as well as those purchased as part of numismatic sets.
|Year||Sales / Mintages|
The U.S. Mint’s online store for American Eagle products is located here. The uncirculated coin is $44.95, and has no mintage or order limits.
Below are some larger photos of the anniversary coin.