Proof American Silver Eagle Mintages
The below table of Proof American Silver Eagle mintages provides a listing of all the coins the United States Mint has reported sold from 1986 to the current year.
Proof coins go through a unique manufacturing process unlike other coins.
"The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies," the U.S. Mint states on its Web site. "Each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field."
From 1986-1992, proof American Silver Eagle coins were minted at the San Francisco facility and included the "S" mint mark. From 1993 through 2000, they were produced in Philadelphia and featured the "P" mint mark. A special 10th anniversary coin was also struck from West Point in 1995 and included the "W" mint mark. Since 2001, the Proof Silver Eagle coin has been minted in West Point and bear the "W" mint mark.
The following are the latest available proof American Silver Eagle mintages as published by the United States Mint. Note that no proof Eagles were struck in 2009, as the Mint canceled them as a result of a limited supply of silver coin blanks and the unprecedented demand for the bullion versions.
|Proof American Silver Eagle Mintages|
|2009||No Proofs Minted|
*The 1995-W coin was specially struck in limited quantities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle program.
**The United States Mint issued a commemorative 20th Anniversary American Silver Eagle Set in 2006. In addition to the normal and individually offered proof from West Point, it included a one-year only reverse proof from Philadelphia. The sets sold out at 248,875. That figure added to the 843,602 individual proofs sold brings the 2006-W mintage to the above 1,092,477.
***The United States Mint’s 2011-dated 25th Anniversary American Silver Eagle Set featured five coins, including the "normal" proof minted each year from West Point and a special one-year only reverse proof from Philadelphia (like in the 20th anniversary set). The sets sold out at 100,000. The individually offered 2011-W Proof American Silver Eagle sold out on November 22, 2011 with Mint indicated sales of 850,000. With the 100,000 also in the set, the total mintage for the 2011-W comes to the above 950,000.