The Proof Silver Amercian Eagle is the premium version of the United States Silver Eagle. Proof American Eagles are limited in the amount of coins that are struck by the U.S Mint. These coins carry strong demand because of the limited number produced each year and certain years the mint has sold out of proof coins quickly after production.
The coin has an obverse design of the figure Liberty blanketed by the flag holding branches of laurel and oak in the left hand as her right hand is extended reaching out.
In order to create the coin’s sharp relief and a mirror-like background, the intricate “proof” minting process requires workers at the mint to manually feed burnished coin blanks into presses where each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted and highly detailed images seem to float above the field. You will receive each coin separately packaged in its own case along with a certificate of authenticity. Currently, proof American Eagles are the only collectible coins allowed by the United States government for Individual Retirement Accounts.