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Taking a step up from the Eisenhower dollar of the 70's, the first silver eagle was minted in 1986. Although the obverse design never changes, the desire to own these prized beauties has only grown throughout the US and the world. Low mintages is not the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of the American Silver Eagle, although the Proof Silver Eagles do offer a lower mintage compared to the BU eagles. Even so, collectors and investors flock towards this coin series every year. It's a phenomenon that has changed dealing in the silver bullion industry and making the Proof Silver Eagles a legitimate part of America's coin collection.
Your 2004 Proof Silver Eagle weighs one troy ounce of pure .999 silver and is packaged in its original mint packaging. Your coin exhibits a sheen finish that extends above and beyond the usual standards for the usual proof condition. The "W" mintmark is also visible on the coin, indicating its place of mintage is West Point. Lady Liberty, a familiar face from the Walking Liberty half dollars that were in circulation from 1916-1947. Adolph A. Weinman, a German American sculptor, was chosen to create the original Walking Liberty design. To honor Weinman's masterpiece and revive the popular Walking Liberty design, the US Mint has assigned every American Silver Eagle with the Lady Liberty we all know and love. Alongside the Lady, the infamous phrase, "In God We Trust," is inscribed as a reminder. "Liberty," is etched in a large font above Lady Liberty's covered head. The coin's date of mintage, "2003," is included at the bottom of the obverse. The reverse contains an illustration of the US Coat of Arms, which is an eagle covered by a shield. The eagle holds, with its left talon, 13 arrows in honor of the original 13 colonies. The right talon is clenching an olive branch to represent peace.