Offered as one of the most popular annual items from the United States Mint is the 2013 American Silver Eagles. The coins are typically issued in bullion, proof and uncirculated finishes with each struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver.
The 2013 bullion Silver Eagle Coins were initially made available for ordering to the US Mint’s network of authorized purchasers on January 7, 2013. Demand for the strikes was intense leading to a new one day record for the bullion Eagle with 3,937,000 ordered. Within two weeks, a total of 6,007,000 had been sold forcing the Mint to temporarily halt sales in order to rebuild inventories.
Released by the US Mint as a numismatic product for collectors is the Proof Silver Eagle. The 2013 Proof Silver Eagle made its debut on January 24, 2013, at an initial price of $62.95. Mint pricing of precious metal products is subject to change based on market conditions.
A second numismatic Eagle is also typically released annually by the US Mint. The 2013 Uncirculated Silver Eagle was scheduled make is first appearance in May of 2013.
The Silver Eagle Program dates back to 1986 when the US Mint first released the bullion and proof varieties. Those two strikes were joined in 2006 by the uncirculated Eagle.
Since those inaugural releases, Silver Eagles have always showcased the same obverse and reverse designs. Depicted on the obverse is a "Walking Liberty" design by artist Adolph A. Weinman. It was originally featured on the 1916-1947 half dollar coin and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful images ever struck on an American coin.
The reverse of Silver Eagles depicts a heraldic eagle with shield. This design is the work of former US Mint engraver John Mercanti.
2013 Silver Eagle Mintages
2013 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|
2013 Silver Eagle Design
|Mint Mark:||Bullion – None, Proof – tbd, Uncirculated – tbd|
|Obverse Designer:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Reverse Designer:||John Mercanti|
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