2010-W $1 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

The 2010-W $1 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is part of a series that first appeared in 1986 and was authorized as part of the Liberty Coin Act (Public Law 99-61).

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In the Act, the Mint was required to produce coins containing .999 fine silver with a diameter of 40.60 mm and a weight of 31.1 grams. The intent for the coins was to provide the public with a cost-effective way of buying silver guaranteed for content and purity by the government.

The 2010 Proof American Silver Eagles were released on November 19, 2010.

Historic Mintage on Silver Eagles

First appearing in 1986, the Silver Eagle Proof Coins have appeared annually since (with the exception of 2009) with the following mintages:

1986 – 1,446,778

1987 – 904,732

1988 – 557,370

1989 – 617,694

1990 – 695,510

1991 – 511,924

1992 – 498,543

1993 – 393,224

1994 – 372,168

1995 – 407,822

1996 – 498,293

1997 – 435,350

1998 – 450,728

1999 – 549,330

2000 – 600,743

2001 – 746,398

2002 – 647,342

2003 – 747,831

2004 – 801,602

2005 – 816,663

2006 – 843,602

2007 – 821,759

2008 – 700,979

2009 – n/a

 

The Mint cancelled sales of the 2009 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin due to unprecedented demand for the bullion version of the coin.

Issue Information

Featuring identical designs, the Silver Eagles are typically produced in bullion, uncirculated and this proof variety. Both the proof and the uncirculated coins are sold directly by the Mint to the public as numismatic issues while the bullion coins go through a network of authorized purchasers.

Release Date

The 2010 Proof Silver Eagles were released on November 19, 2010

Issue Price

Upon release, the US Mint charged $45.95 per Silver Eagle.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each coin is minted at the US Mint’s facility in West Point and feature the "W" mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Since their creation, the coins have featured Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar design. This design is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever produced.

Coin Specifications

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

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