The American Eagle silver and gold bullion cash have been first issued in 1986 and now, 35 years after their launch, they continue to be standard as ever.
Heritage’s April 22 Collectible U.S. Cash and Bullion month-to-month on-line public sale featured some high-grade examples of situation rarities within the “Silver Eagle” sequence, led by the famed Proof 1995-W American Eagle 1-ounce silver bullion coin. One graded Proof 70 Extremely Cameo by Numismatic Warranty Corp. offered for $15,600.
It was issued as a part of a particular five-coin set to honor the tenth anniversary of the authorization of the bullion coin program, and simply 30,125 have been minted. In an period earlier than grading trendy cash was as frequent as it’s now, many have been mishandled, and at present these in flawless situation are costly.
The supplied instance was housed in a slab with a label signed by the twelfth chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, John Mercanti, who designed the reverse of the coin.