The largest, heaviest, and purest silver coin in U. Minted at the West Point Mint.Weight : 1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams). Diameter : 1.598 inches (40.60 mm). Authorizing Legislation : Public Law 99-61.
Obverse : Design based on Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar. Reverse : Heraldic eagle with shield, symbolizing strength and endurance. 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. The obverse of the Silver Eagle Proof Coin (heads) features Adolph A. Weinmans fulllength figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Between 1916 and 1947 the United States minted what is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful coin designs ever. The Walking Liberty half dollar silver coin design was created by Adolph A. Weinman, who was also the designer of the popular Mercury Dime. Weinman was born in Germany and came to the United States at the age of 14, after his father died. As Weinman grew up in America, he began developing a talent for art, modeling, drawing and carving.
He studied sculpture in the studio of Philip Martiny, and in 1896 worked under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who would have a major influence on his work. Weinman would win important sculptural commissions, including the monument to General Alexander Macomb in Detroit; the Post Office Department Building, Washington, D.
And Pennsylvania Station, New York. In 1916, the Commission of Fine Arts invited Weinman and two other sculptors to submit their ideas and designs for a US dime, quarter and half dollar. The commission ended up choosing his designs for the dime and half dollar. The designs of both of these coins were actually inspired by a real person named Elsie Kachel Stevens. Weinman actually sculpted a bust of her 3 years earlier in 1913.
Elsie Stevens and her husband the poet Wallace Stevens were actually tenants of Adolph Weinman at 441 W. 21st Street, New York City - which is how Elsie and Adolph Weinman met.
The dime features the detailed face of Elsie Stevens while the walking liberty features part of her full figure on the half dollar. The United States Mint describes the obverse features as. An ever hopeful Lady Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes carrying in her arms branches of laurel and oak to symbolize both civil and military glory.
After a close inspection, youll notice Weinmans initials on the hem of Lady Libertys gown. The obverse will also have the inscriptions bearing.The year the coin was minted. Appropriately named Silver American Eagle; the reverse (tails) features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left. The design was created by United States Mint sculptor-engraver John M. Mercanti is the 12th Chief Engraver of the U. He is one of the most respected and prolific coin engravers of the modern era.
During his 36 year tenure at the U. Mint, he was known to be an extremely active coin designer, where he has been attributed to the design of over 100 coins and medals.Widely known for his designs of the American Silver Eagle and the American Platinum Eagle, his lesser known designs are numerous. He managed the designs for the 50 States Quarters Program for the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
His work has also been seen in medals, such as the Congressional Gold Medals, 1992 White House Bicentennial Medal, and President George H. To recognize his outstanding decades of work, Mercanti was awarded the position of Chief Engraver of the U. Mint, a position that had previously been vacant for over 15 years. Each of the 2020 American Silver Eagle Proof coins bears the W mint mark reflecting its striking at the West Point Mint.
Military Academy in New York, the United States Mint at West Point stores silver, gold, and platinum bullion, as well as mints. American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum.
American Buffalo gold bullion coins. Commemorative Coins as authorized by Congress.
On March 31, 1988, the West Point Bullion Depository becomes the West Point Mint. Mint announced it is shifting production of the Proof Silver Eagle from the Philadelphia Mint to the West Point Mint for the launch of the 2001 Proof American Eagle Coins. As part of the Mints commitment to continuous improvement, we felt it was time to integrate and consolidate production of all the Proof American Eagle Coins at one facility, said Mint Director Johnson.
The entire family of Eagles gold, platinum and silver will now be manufactured at the West Point Mint, where were renovating and expanding our production facilities. The modernization program were pursing will ensure continuous process improvement in the production of the highest quality proof precious metals products, said Associate Director for Numismatics David Pickens. Were anticipating a great deal of interest in the 2001 W Mint mark Proof Silver Eagle, so weve raised the mintage level to 750,000 coins this year.The beauty and appeal of a proof coin is unsurpassed. Proof coins are made specifically for collectors and are not intended for circulation. Because of the extra care taken in striking the coin, details in the design may stand out more and the field area may appear smoother than on a standard circulated coin. Your 2020 Proof American Silver Eagle is packaged in a US Mint issued blue velvet, satinlined presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The item "2020-W Silver Proof American Eagle 1oz Coin (ogp/coa)" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "patrioticmint" and is located in Cedarhurst, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Montserrat.