The United States Mint released today its latest American Silver Eagle, this one in proof quality and struck at the San Francisco Mint.
In January, the U.S. Mint released the West Point proof version which has, so far, accumulated individual sales of nearly 360,000. The West Point edition in uncirculated quality launched in July and has sales of almost 146,000.
Silver Eagles are always popular with coin collectors thanks in large part to their 1-ounce, 99.9% fine silver composition and their attractive designs. Of note, this strike will be one of the last to carry the familiar designs as next year the Mint will introduce issues featuring a "refreshed" obverse and redesigned reverse.
Issues annually since 1986, American Silver Eagle obverses showcase Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty. The image first appeared on 1916-1947 half dollars and features Liberty with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.
Reverses offer 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.
2020-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|
The San Francisco mintmark appears on this coin’s reverse just below and left of the eagle.
Limited to 200,000 and at a recently established raised priced of $73, the 2020-S Proof American Silver Eagle may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint’s online page dedicated to American Eagle coins.
Each ships in a blue velvet, satin-lined presentation case and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Another Upcoming Release
On Nov. 5, the U.S. Mint will release one more proof 2020 Silver Eagle from the West Point Mint. This unique offering will carry a V75 privy mark in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.