2000 American Silver Eagle Coins

The 2000 American Silver Eagle Coins would be the final year in a run in which both the proof and the bullion versions of the coin would show improvements over the sales of the previous year.

2000 American Silver Eagle Coins
Mintage: 9,239,132 Bullion, 600,000 Proof
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Of note for the year, the 2000 Proof Eagles would be the last year in which the coins were struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia. Subsequent years would find the coins struck at the Mint’s facility in West Point.

The Mint also created a special set for the year 2000 which included a West Point struck bullion Silver Eagle, a Denver-minted Sacagawea Dollar and a 1999 series one-dollar bill with a serial number beginning with 2000. The set was known as the "United States Millennium Coinage and Currency Set."

2000 Silver Eagle Mintage

Bullion Silver Eagle Mintage

Bullion Eagle mintage for the year showed an impressive increase and ended up at 9,239,132, a rise of 1,830,492. It marked the highest mintage for the strikes since 1987 – the first full year in which the bullion eagles were available.

Shown below are the total number of bullion Eagles sold by the Mint in each month. (Numbers may include coins minted in other years.):

Bullion Silver Eagles Sold in 2000

January
1,011,500
  July
499,500
February
808,500
  August
255,500
March
851,500
  September
296,500
April
804,500
  October
386,500
May
925,000
  November
580,500
June
738,500
  December
1,975,000

Proof Silver Eagle Mintage

Proof Silver Eagles were in their third year of annual increases and totaled 600,000 sold, hitting their mintage cap. This was a jump of 50,204 from the previous year or up 9.1%.

Issue Information

The 2000 dated Eagles marked the fifteenth year in which the US Mint produced the strikes.

Release Date

Bullion Silver Eagles were available for a majority of the year with the Proof Eagles being released on May 15, 2000.

Issue Price

Proof Silver Eagles sold for $24 directly from the Mint. Bullion Eagles were available from the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the spot price of the silver contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Bullion Eagles were struck at the Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia and West Point, but contained no mintmark. Proof Silver Eagles showed a ‘P’ mintmark and were struck at the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

Designer & Sculptor

A design first seen on the 1916-1947 half dollar known as "Walking Liberty" is featured on the obverse (heads side) of the Silver Eagle. It was designed by Adolph A Weinman. The reverse (tails side) shows a heraldic eagle and was designed by John Mercanti.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Bullion, Proof
Composition: 99.93% Ag, 00.07% Cu
Standard Weight: 31.103 g
Standard Diameter: 40.60 mm
Edge: Reeded

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