Silver Eagle lovers will have a new coin to add to their collection beginning today at noon EDT with the United States Mint’s release of the 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle.
This proof is made at the San Francisco Mint, is struck on a 1-ounce 99.9% fine silver blank, is priced at $55.95, and is available without limits. Proof coins feature frosty design elements against mirror-like backgrounds. They are the Mint’s highest quality coins.
The release marks a continuation of the U.S. Mint’s recent history of annually issuing two different proof American Silver Eagles. The standard West Point Mint-struck version debuted in January and over 300,000 have since sold. For reference, last year’s 2018-S Proof American Silver Eagle ended with sales of 158,785.
Buyers will find that this latest coin is nearly identical to its West Point counterpart. The only visual differences between the two are their mintmarks. A ‘W’ appears on the reverse (tails side) of the 2019-W Silver Eagle while an ‘S’ is found on the 2019-S Silver Eagle.
Designs remain unchanged since the series was introduction in 1986. This includes an obverse (heads side) showcasing Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty. The design first appeared on the 1916-1947 half dollar and features Liberty with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.
The reverse has former U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s rendering of a heraldic eagle with shield. An olive branch can be seen in the Eagle’s right talon with arrows in the left.
2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle Specifications
|Weight:||1.000 troy oz. (31.103 grams)|
|Diameter:||1.598 inches (40.60 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco – S|
When released at noon, the 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint’s online section of silver coins, found here. Orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468.