The United States Mint began accepting orders for the Proof 2014-W
American Eagle silver dollar at noon Eastern Time Jan. 23.
The coin is initially priced at $52.95, but price is subject to
changes. The Mint is imposing no household ordering limits.
Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted,
according to the Mint. Because the coin is being offered in multiple
product options, the final mintage figure for the coin will reflect
combined sales across all products.
The same coin has already been offered in a different packaging
option, the 2014 United States Mint Congratulations set. That set is
priced at $54.95.
Based on Mint offerings in past years, the Proof 2014-W coin might
be offered in additional products, beyond the two now available.
The Proof American Eagle silver dollars “are struck using .999
fine silver blanks that are specially treated and cleaned to ensure
high-quality strikes,” according to the Mint. The coin bears the W
Mint mark, indicating its production at the West Point Mint.
The Proof American Eagle silver coin is the collector version of
the American Eagle silver bullion coin.
The coin’s obverse design features sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s
full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of
the American flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel
and oak in her left. The design was adapted from Weinman’s design for
the Walking Liberty half dollar obverse.
The reverse of the silver American Eagle features former United
States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with
shield, and with an olive branch in the right talons and arrows in the left.
Orders may be placed online for the Proof American Eagles at
www.usmint.gov/catalog and by telephone at 800-872-6468. Hearing- and
speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 888-321-6468.
A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping
and handling. ■