The Awaited 2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle Now Available

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With hundreds of thousands sold each year, the United States Mint today released one of the most sought after products in its annual line-up: the 2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle.

2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle - Obverse and Reverse
2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle (obverse and reverse). It arrives encapsulated, placed in a black presentation box adorned with the official United States Mint seal, and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

This proof coin, made from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, went on sale at Noon ET for $80, with an initial household order limit of 25 set by the U.S. Mint. Proofs showcase mirror-like backgrounds and frosted designs, representing the Mint’s highest-quality finish.

"Introduced in 1986, the popular and now-iconic United States Mint American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collector versions of the official American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins," describes the U.S. Mint on its website page dedicated to the coin.

Collectors highly covet these West Point Mint-struck coins. Below, you’ll find the annual sales figures for recent issues:

  • 2023 – 436,374 sold
  • 2022 – 497,507 sold
  • 2021 Type 2 – 300,096 sold
  • 2021 Type 1 – 299,898 sold

These numbers only include the individually packaged and sold editions. They do not include those sold in other variations such as Congratulations Sets, like the 2024 version also debuting today, bulk options sold to dealers, or those produced at the San Francisco Mint.

American Silver Eagle Coin Designs

Since their introduction in 1986, American Silver Eagles have carried Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design on the obverse (heads side). This iconic image, originally seen on the half dollar coins minted from 1916 to 1947, has become one of the most beloved designs among coin enthusiasts. It depicts Liberty in full stride, wrapped in the American flag, extending her right hand, and holding laurel and oak branches in her left.

2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Obverse)
2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Obverse)

In 2021, the Mint revisited its original historical assets to faithfully recreate Adolph A. Weinman’s original vision and intricate details for the obverse of the coins, even including his traditional artist mark. This is why the earlier sales figures distinguish between a Type 1 version and a Type 2 version for 2021. The Type 1 featured the design used by the Mint since 1986, which was subsequently replaced by the Type 2 design.

Inscriptions on the obverse read "LIBERTY," "2024," and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

Also in 2021, the U.S. Mint completely replaced the reverse (tails side) design of its American Silver Eagle program, and this design has been retained since. It depicts an eagle approaching a landing, clutching an oak branch as if to add it to a nest.

2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Reverse)
2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Reverse)

Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR."

A reeded edge variation is found on the coin as an anti-counterfeit measure.

Coin Specifications: Proof American Silver Eagle

Denomination: $1
Finish: Proof
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
Privy Mark: none

 

Ordering

The 2024-W Proof American Silver Eagle may be ordered directly from this U.S. Mint product page.

Each coin is encapsulated and placed in a clamshell within a black presentation box, accompanied by a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity."

This coin has no mintage.

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Dazed and Coinfused

I’ve been waiting for a girl like you. Air supply. However, too many made. Looks the same as last year. Probably plagiarized. Only about 4x spot prices. Man oh man. How could this not be investment material. With so few collectors now and more kicking the bucket daily, I think the mint actually printed more money than the world needs. Christmas broke many people and wait til March when those 90 day past due notices pop up. We need some Spanish speakers to build underground railroads so we can improve infrastructure. They got that sin’o’god basement in New York just… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

I’ll wait til next week when they offer buy ASE get tubman collection free

Mike Petraitis

I must say I have such an addiction with coins the prices are very expensive but I keep buying them.People tell me I am crazy for buying the over priced coins but then I tell them they are crazy for buying over priced cigarettes.

Craig

I too love coins and have a very extensive collection, but apparently I don’t have an addiction as I’ve decided to drastically cut back on purchases from the mint. I don’t think anyone here is going to call you crazy for collecting something that makes you feel good, and at the very least you won’t develop cancer from buying them. At least I hope not!

Dazed and Coinfused

Everything causes cancer according to California.

Seth Riesling

Craig, So very true! My mother still says once in awhile that she never had to worry about me taking up smoking cigarettes or using/buying illegal drugs when I was a teen & later, because I would always rather buy coins & other numismatic items. I lucked out big time and never had an addictive problem of any kind, except for numismatic items to constantly add to my collection (although, actually, it is a form of shopping addiction I must admit). It’s funny how having a “healthy” hobby can sometimes save you from the vices that are worse. Happy Collecting… Read more »

Craig

Seth,

You have a wise mother, take care of her while you can. My parents never had to worry about me because I couldn’t afford the vice’s of the day. When I was in HS cocaine was something like $100 an ounce. I always thought people were nuts to waste money like that. Some may think we’re a bit excessive with our coin collections, but as Magic Mike says…’if you’re going to collect something, it might as well be money.’ Happy New Year!

Seth Riesling

Craig,

Happy New Year to you too! Keep on truckin’ with that coin collection.

NumisdudeTX

Frankie Fontaine

Pricey these days, and the mintage #s will be HUGE!
I didn’t even notice till this Article

Dazed and Coinfused

Bigly

Rooster

My eagles landed today and was surprised they were in clam shell cases.

Chris Terp

Mine came yesterday Rooster 🙂

I see today on the 2024 Product List the joint USMint – Royal Mint coin and medal on sale February 8th, I’ll need to ponder on purchasing this one as it’s expensive.

REB

I’m looking forward to some better packaging. Thanks for the heads-up on the combo-mint coin. I see where the platinum proof got pushed back a week.

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Rooster

Nice Chris. I like how you put that about pondering on that joint venture. I am going to ponder as well.

East Coast Guru

Chris, I agree, I need to do some pondering if I want to get this UK-USA Joint coin effort. It will be expensive. 10k mintage for gold and 75k mintage for silver. I like the obverse of the UK better than ours. I like our reverse better.

Chris Terp

I’ll probably pick up the silver medal ECG.

Craig

I have to say the reverse of the joint coin is actually nice. The obverse is kind of confusing with arms and hands coming out of their necks. Are the 7 stars representative of the continents on planet earth. Anyway, I will contemplate purchasing one of the gold coins as well. The only question will be is it going to be over or under 3K?

REB

Good question. It’ll be close either way. The 99% Buffalo & Liberty gold were in the $2,700 to $2,900 range the last couple of years and I believe gold is higher now than then.

I agree with your appraisal of the coin. The obverse design is pretty damn busy. The reverse is fine.

Being a slave to precious metals proofs, I’ll be a buyer … if I can get one as I’ll be on the road that day. Hopefully, high noon doesn’t come and go without me there.

REB

I got it today. Hazzah for the clamshell!

Antonio

Is the clamshell a “leather” case? What mine came in. Coin looks good. Nice cameo.
Finally have the quarter released in August. Have seen some of the Maria Tallchief. Still asking about Kennedy halfs at my bank. They haven’t seen any. Maybe have to go to Dubai or Oman to get one.

East Coast Guru

My ASE came today. It looks great as well as the case. No complaints. Mint did right with this.