2010 American Silver Eagle Coins

The 2010 American Silver Eagle Coins continued to show an intense demand for the bullion versions of the coin leading to the possibility of no numismatic Silver Eagles.

2010 American Silver Eagle Coins
Mintage: tbd Bullion, tbd Proof, tbd Uncirculated
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According to the law applicable at the time, the US Mint was required to strike the bullion coins to meet public demand. As that demand was at record or near record levels, the Mint was unable to also strike the proof or uncirculated Eagles – at least through the first several months of the year.

In order to rectify the situation, the Mint requested that Congress intervene with a new law allowing some of the numismatic Eagles to be struck.

2010 Silver Eagle Mintage

Bullion Silver Eagle Mintage

Taking the first seven months into account, the US Mint has sold 21,149,500 Silver Bullion Eagles for the year. However, that number does include a small percentage of 2009 dated coins which were sold in the first part of 2010.

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 2010

January 3,592,500   July 298,1000
February 2,050,000   August tbd
March 3,381,000   September tbd
April 2,507,500   October tbd
May 3,636,500   November tbd
June 3,001,000   December tbd

Proof Silver Eagle Mintage

As of mid-year 2010, no proof Silver Eagles have been struck or sold by the US Mint.

Uncirculated Silver Eagle Mintage

As of mid-year 2010, no uncirculated Silver Eagles have been struck or sold by the US Mint.

Issue Information

2010-dated Eagles mark the twenty-fifth versions of the coin to be issued by the Mint since their debut in 1986.

Release Date

Bullion Eagles have been available most of the year with the help of an allocation program on the strikes.

Issue Price

The Mint’s network of authorized purchasers sold the bullion Eagles to the public for a small premium above the spot price of the silver contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The bullion Silver Eagles were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point but contain no mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Originally featured on the 1916-1947 half dollar, the obverse (heads side) of the eagle contains Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty." A heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti is found on the reverse (tails side) of the Silver Eagle.

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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