The 2007 American Silver Eagles would see a slide in the mintage of the two most popular versions of the coins (proof and bullion) from the previous year. However, the Uncirculated Eagle, which was in its second year, would see an increase.
Bullion coin mintage was undoubtedly affected by the continued increase in the price of silver. After having jumped continuously since 2001, year 2007 saw another increase coming in at $13.38 an ounce average, up $1.83 from 2006.
Still, a total of 9,028,036 of the bullion Eagle coins were sold making it one of only six years in the coins first twenty-one years of availability in which the strikes attained numbers of 9 million or better.
Below is a table showing the monthly totals for bullion coins sold (this table reflects only the total number of coins sold each month and may include strikes minted in other years):
2007 Bullion Silver Eagles Sold
Uncirculated Silver Eagles were in their second year of availability in 2007 and featured an unlimited mintage from the US Mint. Showing an increased interest in the strikes, collectors bought up 621,333 of them. This was a jump of 154,757 coins, or 33%. The US Mint sold the Uncirculated Eagles for $21.95 each, and increase of $2 from the previous year.
Proof Silver Eagles saw a decline coming off of the 20th anniversary of the coin the year before. Even with the decline, a respectable 821,759 coins were sold making it the fourth best year to date for the strikes.
The US Mint sold the 2007 Proof Silver Eagles for $29.95 a coin – an increase of $2 over what was charged the previous year.
2007 Silver Eagle Mintages
2007 Silver Eagle Specifications
|Weight:||31.101 grams (1.000 ounces)|
|Diameter:||1.598 inches (40.60 mm)|
|Thickness:||0.117 inches (2.98 mm)|
|Composition:||99.93% silver, 0.07% copper|
2007 Silver Eagle Design
|Mint Mark:||Bullion – None, Proof – ‘W’, Uncirculated – "W"|
|Obverse Designer:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Reverse Designer:||John Mercanti|