Proof Silver American Eagles offer the best of bullion and numismatic coins and are perfect for your Precious Metals IRA.
The American Eagle Proof Program was introduced in 1986 with the sale of gold and silver proof coins. Proof silver coins are the top quality coins of any issue. The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. Gloves, lint free material to wipe dies, and fans continually blowing air across the die in the coining presses are some of the measures taken to minimize the risk of blemishes on the coins. 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 Proof American Eagle coin is placed in a protective plastic capsule and mounted in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case. An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.
While the Proof Silver American Eagle coins are usually produced annually, on March 5, 2009, the United States Mint announced that the proof and uncirculated versions of the Silver Eagle coin for that year were temporarily suspended due to continuing high demand for the bullion version.
Proof Silver Eagle coins are collector versions of the official United States bullion coins and are available in various denominations. Proof Silver American Eagle coins are minted at the United States Mint at West Point bearing the "W" mint mark.
As a result of the global recession, the demand from collectors for Proof Silver coins as a hedge against inflation and economic downturn has surged. The weight of the metal and supply and demand are used to evaluate the value of a Proof Silver coin. These factors are what allow Proof Silver coins to offer the best growth potential over the long term for anyone seeking to protect their assets.