Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty was originally designed for the 1916 half-dollar but now graces the obverse of the American Eagle Silver coin and this is no less true of the recently issued 2006 silver eagle coin. Silver Eagle coins are congressionally authorized and produced by the United States Mint.
Since their launch in 1986, the American Eagle Silver Dollar has become one of the the most popular collected coins in U.S. history. The design of the coin is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful coins ever produced.
As per the US Mint, “The United States Mint produces proof versions of the American Eagle Coins for Collectors. The American Eagle Proof program was first introduced in 1986 with the sale of gold and silver proof coins. Platinum was later added to the American Eagle Proof line-up in 1997.”
“The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. Each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field. After scrutiny by white gloved inspectors, each American Eagle Proof Coin is placed in a protective plastic capsule and mounted in a handsome satin-lined velvet presentation case. An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.”
The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is available in the traditional one ounce size and can be purchased directly from the United States Mint as well as professional coin dealers. Always ensure the coins are properly sealed in their original plastic and are accompanied buy the Certificate of Authenticity.
They are the genuine article produced by the U.S. Mint at West Point, New York and have a face value of one dollar and are one-ounce of .999 fine silver.
The US silver eagle coin is one of the most beautiful coins to collect and they are well worth adding to your coin collection.