Just 30,000 coins are up for grabs when the U.S. Mint opens sales of the 2019 Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver American Eagle at noon EST Nov. 14.
The low-mintage coin features an “inverted” proof finish, according to the Mint. The background is frosted, while the design elements are polished to a mirror-like finish, creating a stunning contrast.
This enhanced reverse proof coin has the same frosted background as a reverse proof coin, but what sets it apart is the multiple polished and frosted finishes applied to different isolated design elements. The selective polishing and frosting dramatically enhance the visual impact of the design.
The obverse features Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length 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.
The reverse bears a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
Each coin carries the “S” mintmark, reflecting its striking at the San Francisco Mint. The coins come accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, but the number on each certificate does not reflect the order in which the coin was minted.
The Mint has struck only one other silver Eagle in Enhanced Reverse Proof format: the 2019-W Enhanced Reverse Proof silver Eagle included in the Pride of Two Nations set that was produced in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint.
The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof silver Eagle’s mintage is a fraction of the 110,000 coins produced of the 2019-W Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle.
The new coin, made of one troy-ounce of .999 fine silver, is priced at $65.95 and is limited to one order per household.
For more information or to purchase, visit catalog.usmint.gov or call (800) USA-MINT (872-6468).