2001 Proof Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Oz .999 Pure

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2001 Proof American Silver Eagle: Collector's Insight and Value Analysis

The 2001 Proof American Silver Eagle emerges as an exquisite example of numismatic craftsmanship, showcasing the United States Mint's unwavering dedication to creating pieces of the utmost quality and aesthetic value.

This collectible U.S. Mint coin, minted from .999 fine silver, transcends its status as mere legal tender to become an emblem of America's rich cultural heritage and the enduring principles it stands for.

Characterized by their intricate design work and the lustrous proof finish, these silver coins draw the interest of both numismatists and investors. The Proof American Eagle distinguishes itself from ordinary bullion coins as a superior investment in fine silver, epitomized by its remarkable purity and value as acknowledged by the US Mint.

Coin Highlights:

  • Composition: Forged from one troy ounce of .999 fine silver, reaching 99.9% purity.

  • Weight: Tips the scales at 31.103 grams, equivalent to 1 troy ounce, upholding the Silver Eagle series' benchmark.

  • Diameter: Measures 40.6 mm across, allowing for the display of its elaborate design features.

  • Thickness: At 2.98 mm, it has a solid and substantial presence.

  • Edge: Adorned with a reeded edge incorporating 201 reeds, enhancing its elegant appearance and security.

  • Proof Quality: Features a magnificent proof finish with frosted embellishments set against a mirror-like backdrop, a testament to the meticulous minting process.

  • Iconic Designs: The coin's obverse is graced with Adolph A. Weinman's revered "Walking Liberty" design, and its reverse showcases a heraldic eagle by John Mercanti, both laden with deep symbolism and government historical significance.

  • Minting and Certification: Struck at the West Point Mint, marked by the 'W' mint mark on the reverse, and comes with a certificate of authenticity (COA).

  • Packaging: Encased in protective packaging to ensure its mint condition remains unblemished, augmenting its appeal as a collectible.

  • Limited Production: The mintage of 746,398 pieces in 2001 enhances its attractiveness and potential value to collectors and investors due to its limited edition scarcity.

  • Legal Tender Status: Although it possesses a face value of one dollar, its actual market worth significantly surpasses this nominal currency amount, propelled by its precious metal silver content and collector demand.

The 2001 Proof American Silver Eagle is not merely an investment in silver; it embodies a segment of American history and minting brilliance. Its charm lies in its visual appeal, historical significance, and the skill involved in its creation, making it a coveted item for any coin collector or investor. Any numismatist will view this coin as more than a simpler commemorative coin, it is a piece of history that is valued beyond the world of numismatics or a simpler silver bullion coin.

Coin Description:

On the obverse, the coin proudly features Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty" motif, a symbol of freedom and liberty. This design, which adorned the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947, depicts Lady Liberty advancing forward, enshrouded in the stars and stripes US flag, extending her right hand in greeting, and clutching laurel and oak branches in her left, denoting accolades and valor. The rising sun and its 13 rays in the backdrop represent the original thirteen colonies. The inscription “LIBERTY” spans the top, with “IN GOD WE TRUST” beside Lady Liberty, and the year of issue prominently below.

The reverse side displays John Mercanti's depiction of a heraldic eagle with a shield, signifying American strength and unity. The eagle, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, symbolizes the nation's preference for peace yet its readiness for battle. Thirteen stars above the eagle pay homage to the original colonies, tying the coin to the founding ideals of America. The motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is on a banner held in the American eagle’s beak, with “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR” encircling the design, encapsulating the American spirit.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 2001
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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