Today at noon EDT, the United States Mint will release their 1-ounce, .999 fine 2022-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. How many will be available is unknown at this point as their entire inventory was earlier consumed by enrollments.
Orders for those enrollments will be processed by the time of the coin’s release, and that should free up some for purchase.
"Customers may still have an opportunity to purchase … after enrollment orders are reconciled," the U.S. Mint stated. "All inventory resulting from cancellations, invalid, and/or fraudulent orders will be made available to the general public."
U.S. Mint American Silver Eagles debuted in 1986 in both bullion and proof editions. Twenty years later, collector-grade uncirculated Silver Eagles were added to the Mint’s line-up. The uncirculated Silver Eagle is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.
Every American Silver Eagle version has always carried the same basic obverse (heads side) imagery — Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design which first appeared on 1916-1947 half-dollars and depicts Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag. Her right hand is extended while her left hands holds branches of laurel and oak. This design saw enhancements last year when the U.S. Mint utilized historical assets and modern-day technology to better render Weinman’s original work.
"Thanks to technological advancements in the design and minting process, it now encompasses some of Weinman’s original details that were not previously possible," the U.S. Mint describes.
Among enhanced details is the inclusion of Weinman’s traditional artist mark. Other inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2022."
Along with the enhanced obverse imagery in 2021, the U.S. Mint introduced a completely new reverse (tails side). Created by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, the newer design appears on all 2022 American Silver Eagles — bullion, proof and this uncirculated edition.
Reverses depict an eagle as it approaches a landing, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to a nest. Reverse inscriptions read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR."
A reeded edge variation was also added as an enhanced security measure.
|Weight:||1.000 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point – W|
Priced at $67, order the 2022-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle by visiting the Mint’s online store for American Eagle coins.
This production option is restricted to 160,000 coins with an initial household order limit of three.