1989 Proof Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Oz .999 Pure

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1989 Proof American Silver Eagle: A Collector's Guide to this Rare Coin

The 1989 Proof American Silver Eagle shines as a monumental achievement in numismatic artistry, reflecting the United States Mint's relentless pursuit of excellence in coin production. Minted from .999 fine silver, this exceptional U.S. Mint Proof Silver Eagle coin surpasses its monetary function, capturing the essence of America's rich cultural legacy and enduring principles, and commemorating an important milestone in the American Silver Eagle series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Composition: Minted from one troy ounce of .999 fine silver, achieving a remarkable purity of 99.9%.

  • Weight: The coin's weight of 31.103 grams meets the 1 troy ounce standard that defines the Silver Eagle series.

  • Diameter: Boasting a diameter of 40.6 mm, the coin provides a vast canvas to display its intricate and symbolic design elements.

  • Thickness: With a thickness of 2.98 mm, it possesses a significant feel and substantial presence.

  • Edge: The coin features a reeded edge with 201 reeds, contributing to its sophisticated appearance and security features.

  • Proof Quality: Showcases a stunning proof finish with frosted highlights set against a polished background, underscoring the detailed minting process.

  • Iconic Designs: The obverse is adorned with Adolph A. Weinman's celebrated "Walking Liberty" design, while the reverse hosts John Mercanti's heraldic eagle, each loaded with deep symbolism and historical resonance.

  • Minting and Certification: Produced at the San Francisco Mint, indicated by the "S" mint mark on the reverse, each coin is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (COA).

  • Packaging: Enclosed in protective packaging to safeguard its mint condition, thereby increasing its allure as a collectible.

  • Limited Production: The issuance of 617,694 pieces in 1989 amplifies its appeal and potential worth to collectors and investors, highlighting its exclusive limited edition status.

  • Legal Tender Status: Despite having a nominal currency face value of one dollar, its actual market value significantly surpasses this, driven by its silver content and desirability among collectors.

The 1989 Proof American Silver Eagle transcends mere precious metal investment, embodying a piece of American US Mint heritage and the pinnacle of minting craftsmanship. These proof silver coins are an aesthetic beauty, historical importance, and artisanal quality render them a prized asset in any coin collection or investment strategy.

Coin Description:

The obverse presents Adolph A. Weinman's iconic "Walking Liberty," symbolizing freedom and advancement. This enduring motif depicts Lady Liberty striding forward, cloaked in the American flag, her right hand extended in welcome, while her left holds branches of laurel and oak, symbols of honor and bravery. The rising sun and its 13 rays in the background represent the original thirteen colonies, with "LIBERTY" prominently inscribed above, "IN GOD WE TRUST" beside Lady Liberty, and the minting year clearly displayed below.

The reverse, crafted by John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with a shield, signifying American strength and unity. The eagle, gripping an olive branch and arrows, illustrates the nation's penchant for peace but preparedness for conflict. Thirteen stars above the eagle pay homage to the original colonies, tethering the coin to America's founding principles. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" adorns a banner in the eagle’s beak, encircled by "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR," capturing the essence of the American ethos.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 1989
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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