First-day sales of the 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle reached 229,926 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.
That’s pretty much on par with last year’s coin which opened on the first day with sales of 226,173.
Produced at the West Point Mint from an ounce of .999 fine silver and carrying a ‘W’ mint mark, the newest Silver Eagle launched last Thursday, Jan. 4, for $55.95. This Thursday, Jan. 11, the new proof coin will also be released within celebratory-themed packaging as a part of the 2018 Congratulations Set. At $56.95, the price of the set is $1 more than the coin itself.
The U.S. Mint continues to sell 2016- and 2017-dated proof Silver Eagles. They’re each priced at $53.95 and have respective sales (individual) through Dec. 31 of 369,356 and 582,751.
Targeted for a summertime release, the U.S. Mint will also offer a proof American Silver Eagle from the San Francisco Mint bearing a ‘S’ mint mark.
The 2018-W Proof Silver Eagle is available from the U.S. Mint by visiting its product page. Orders are also accepted by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). It has no predefined mintage limit with customer demand determining how many are made.
The coins ship in a blue-velvet presentation case along with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.