2005 American Silver Eagle Coins

The 2005 American Silver Eagle Coins once again showed improvement for their mintages from the previous year, making them the second year in a row to do so.

2005 American Silver Eagle Coins
Mintage: 8,891,025 Bullion, 816,663 Proof
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Undoubtedly helping the Eagle numbers was the jump in the silver market seen in 2005. While the increase in the cost of an ounce of the precious metal was nothing like what was seen the previous year, an improvement of $.67 an ounce gave 2005 an overall average of $7.32 for the year.

Aiding the proof numbers, the Mint decided to forego a mintage cap on the strikes. The maximum authorized mintage in recent years had been slowly increasing with the 2004 cap set at 850,000.

2005 Silver Eagle Mintage

Bullion Silver Eagle Mintage

An ever-so-slight improvement was seen in the bullion Eagle mintage for the year with the final number of 2005-dated strikes reaching 8,891,025. This was an improvement of 8,271 strikes, or .1%.

The chart below shows the total number sold of Silver Eagle Bullion Coins from the US Mint for each month. (Numbers may include coins minted in other years.):

Bullion Silver Eagles Sold in 2005

January 1,095,000   July 355,000
February 500,000   August 615,000
March 650,000   September 725,000
April 480,000   October 400,000
May 315,000   November 725,000
June 400,000   December 2,145,000

Proof Silver Eagle Mintage

Proof Eagle mintage attained 816,663 for the year with no maximum mintage in place. This was in increase of 15,061 from 2004, or up 1.9%.

Issue Information

The 2005 Silver Eagles marked the twentieth year in which the strikes were available from the US Mint.

Release Date

Proof Silver Eagles were released by the US Mint on March 15, 2005, a month earlier than the strikes had been available in previous years. Bullion Eagles were available for most of the year.

Issue Price

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. Proof Eagles were sold by the Mint for $27.95 each.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘W’ mintmark on the proof Eagles indicate they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point. Bullion Eagles were struck at the same location, but do not contain any mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Adolph A. Weinman designed the "Walking Liberty" found on the obverse (heads side) of the Eagle for the half dollar coin which appeared from 1916-1947. John Mercanti designed the heraldic eagle which is found on the reverse (tails side).

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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The 2005 American Silver Eagle Coins once again showed improvement for their mintages from the previous year, making them the second year in a row to do so.

2005 American Silver Eagle Coins
Mintage: 8,891,025 Bullion, 816,663 Proof
eBay Listings
Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site

Undoubtedly helping the Eagle numbers was the jump in the silver market seen in 2005. While the increase in the cost of an ounce of the precious metal was nothing like what was seen the previous year, an improvement of $.67 an ounce gave 2005 an overall average of $7.32 for the year.

Aiding the proof numbers, the Mint decided to forego a mintage cap on the strikes. The maximum authorized mintage in recent years had been slowly increasing with the 2004 cap set at 850,000.

2005 Silver Eagle Mintage

Bullion Silver Eagle Mintage

An ever-so-slight improvement was seen in the bullion Eagle mintage for the year with the final number of 2005-dated strikes reaching 8,891,025. This was an improvement of 8,271 strikes, or .1%.

The chart below shows the total number sold of Silver Eagle Bullion Coins from the US Mint for each month. (Numbers may include coins minted in other years.):

Bullion Silver Eagles Sold in 2005

January 1,095,000   July 355,000
February 500,000   August 615,000
March 650,000   September 725,000
April 480,000   October 400,000
May 315,000   November 725,000
June 400,000   December 2,145,000

Proof Silver Eagle Mintage

Proof Eagle mintage attained 816,663 for the year with no maximum mintage in place. This was in increase of 15,061 from 2004, or up 1.9%.

Issue Information

The 2005 Silver Eagles marked the twentieth year in which the strikes were available from the US Mint.

Release Date

Proof Silver Eagles were released by the US Mint on March 15, 2005, a month earlier than the strikes had been available in previous years. Bullion Eagles were available for most of the year.

Issue Price

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. Proof Eagles were sold by the Mint for $27.95 each.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘W’ mintmark on the proof Eagles indicate they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point. Bullion Eagles were struck at the same location, but do not contain any mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Adolph A. Weinman designed the "Walking Liberty" found on the obverse (heads side) of the Eagle for the half dollar coin which appeared from 1916-1947. John Mercanti designed the heraldic eagle which is found on the reverse (tails side).

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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