1987 Proof Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Oz .999 Pure

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1987 Proof American Silver Eagle

The 1987 American Silver Eagle Proof coin holds a special place in the hearts of numismatists and collectors. As a second-year issue, it represents the early stages of the Silver Eagle series. Proof coins, known for their superior quality and mirror-like finish, are minted in limited quantities, making them highly sought after by collectors.

These proof silver bullion coins showcase the finest craftsmanship and are typically sold in protective packaging to preserve their pristine condition.

Coin Highlights:

  • Year of Issue: 1987

  • Mintage: 904,732 proof coins

  • Finish: Proof with a mirror-like surface and sharp details

  • Mint Mark: "S" for the San Francisco Mint

  • Composition: .999 fine silver (99.9% pure)

  • Weight: 31.103 grams (1 troy ounce)

  • Diameter: 40.6 mm

  • Edge: Reeded

  • Obverse Design: Lady Liberty walking towards the sun, holding laurel and oak branches

  • Reverse Design: Heraldic eagle with a shield, olive branch, and arrows, with thirteen stars above (type-1)

  • Packaging: Comes in original government packaging (OGP) with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA)

  • IRA Eligible: Meets IRS specifications for precious metals IRAs

Investment and Collecting

For those interested in investing in silver, the 1987 Proof American Silver Eagle offers both intrinsic and numismatic value. While the bullion versions are primarily valued for their silver content, proof coins like the 1987 edition also carry a premium for their limited mintage and exceptional quality. Collectors often seek proof coins for their detailed designs and pristine condition, making them a prized addition to any collection.

Introduction and Background

The American Silver Eagle program was officially authorized by the Liberty Coin Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1985. This act marked the beginning of a highly successful and internationally recognized silver bullion coin series. On October 29, 1986, the first American Silver Eagle bullion coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint, setting the stage for future releases, including the beloved proof versions.

Design Elements

The 1987 Proof American Silver Eagle features two iconic designs:

  • Obverse: The obverse side of the 1987 Proof Silver American Eagle coin features Adolph A. Weinman's Liberty Walking design, originally used on the Walking Liberty half dollar from 1916 to 1947. Lady Liberty strides confidently toward the sun, symbolizing hope and progress. She holds laurel and oak branches, representing civil and military glory, respectively. The design includes the year "1987" and the motto "In God We Trust."

  • Reverse: The reverse side, designed by John Mercanti, depicts a heraldic eagle with a liberty shield, symbolizing strength and protection. The eagle holds an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left, representing peace and military readiness. Above the eagle are thirteen stars, symbolizing the original thirteen colonies. In the American Eagle’s beak is a banner that says “E Pluribus Unum.” The mint mark "S" indicates it was minted at the San Francisco Mint, and for this year it indicates that this is a proof coin.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 1987
Quality / Type: Proof
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.6 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Walking Liberty
Reverse: Eagle with Shield
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  • Roy D.
    June 13th, 2024
    Just Beautiful & Perfect
    Awesome proof coins so well struck & packaged in custom boxes for protection, or, for gifting a child or grandchild. Perfect.