1 oz. Proof Silver American Eagles are a limited mintage coin from the United States Mint. With the same design as the Silver American Eagle bullion coins, Proof American Eagles are minted in 1-oz. increments.
The design on the coin’s obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A. Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947.
As this iconic design had been a public favorite—and one of the most beloved designs of any United States coinage of modern times, silver or otherwise—it was revived for the Silver Eagle decades later. The obverse is inscribed with the year of minting or issuance, the word LIBERTY, and the phrase IN GOD WE TRUST.
Proof Silver American Eagle coins are made with a more-detailed minting process. Special dies are used on the coin blanks, which are fed manually into the presses and struck multiple times to produce detailed coin images that look softly frosted above a mirror-like background. Each proof American Eagle comes in a beautiful, dark blue velvet presentation case with an official United States Mint Certificate of Authority.
Due to their limited quantity, Proof Eagles trade not only off of spot price, but also supply and demand as Proof Eagles typically sell out each year.