2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 9, 2020 · 9 comments

The United States Mint just released its 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This .999 fine silver coin is destined to become one of its best sellers for the year.

CoinNews photo of a 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle, case and certificate

This CoinNews photo shows last year’s 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle, its blue velvet, satin-lined presentation case, packaging and certificate of authenticity. This year’s coin looks the same, aside from its 2020 date, and has the same style packaging, case and cert.

Demand is always strong for this annual release with hundreds of thousands sold every year. Collectors grabbed 218,990 of last year’s edition in the first four days of sales. More than 400,000 have now sold altogether.

2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle Designs and Specifications

Lady Liberty, which appears on the obverse (heads side) of every coin, was originally designed by Adolph A. Weinman for the 1916-1947 half dollar coin. Inscriptions around the walking figure read LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2020 for the year of issue.

CoinNews photo of a 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle - obverse

A CoinNews photo of last year’s 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse side)

The reverse (tails side) of each coin also bears a design familiar to collectors as it has been on American Silver Eagles since their 1986 debut. It is a heraldic eagle with shield as designed by John M. Mercanti. The eagle’s beak holds a banner reading E PLURIBUS UNUM.

CoinNews photo of a 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle - reverse

A CoinNews photo of last year’s 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle (reverse side)

Other reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER and the face value of ONE DOLLAR. A ‘W’ mintmark indicates its production at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.

Coin Specifications

Denomination: $1
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 1.000 troy oz
(31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches
(40.60 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: West Point – W

 

Price and Ordering

The 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle is priced at $64.50, marking an $8.55 increase from last year’s versions which remains available for $55.95. No initial mintage, household or order limits are in place.

Order the collectible directly from the U.S. Mint by visiting its online page dedicated to American Eagle coins, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Kevin Carter

Why the substantial price increase?

K ROB
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K ROB

greed!

Rob S
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Rob S

I sometimes watch “HSN-Mike” for entertainment, but did learn that for 2021 they are changing the Silver and gold eagle reverse, with a slight obverse update. So maybe factoring that in – like a dealer. unamused

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US Mint Collector,

Cancelled my product enrollment for all products. I’m done with the US Mint.

D.STEINKE
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D.STEINKE

NOT IN MY LIFETIME

Chas Barber
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Such a deal……64.5o @ $18 $pot …..wowie

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people said it is insane pricing, but US mint still Cheapest price around the world. One more important thing : Salary , Package, shipping all go up! Inflation just around the corner! IF silver go up $100 /oz , then you might said I am Crazy. But Who know The Future , Just like 5 years ago someone told you palladium will over $2000/oz . you may said are you “NUT”

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Not sure what ATB lover means by ‘cheapest in the world’s…for an 1oz. Silver coin from Canada…Perth Mint…? Inflation?? I think the price has been raised because it is the last version of the original ASE…

Jeff
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Jeff

Remember how many of us got burned in 2019 now they want to beat us a bit more
I remember the 19XE VERY WELL No more mint products for me