Collectors demand silver Proof American Eagles
- Published: Jun 25, 2014, 8 AM
Collectors still are buying anything silver from the United States Mint, including the Proof 2014-W American Eagle 1-ounce silver dollar.
The coin was first offered for sale by the Mint on Jan. 23 for $52.95 as a single-coin option online or by phone at 800-872-6468.
Through June 22, the Mint has recorded sales of 586,587 of the single Proof 2014-W American Eagle silver dollars.
The same coin is also available packaged in the Congratulations set, a packaging option the Mint introduced in 2013 for gift-giving purposes. The 2014 Congratulations set went on sale Jan. 14 for $54.95. Latest sales figures indicate 5,318 of the 2014 sets have sold.
Sales totals of the 2013 Congratulations set have reached 17,258. The 2013 Congratulations set was introduced on April 23, 2013, for $64.95.
The 2013 set was still being offered as of June 25, 2014, with the price reduced to $54.95.
The Proof 2013-W American Eagle silver dollar is no longer being offered for sale by the Mint. It originally went on sale from the Mint on Jan. 24, 2013, for $62.95.
The final, but unaudited, sales total for the single Proof 2013-W American Eagle silver dollar is 868,494 coins.
The final mintages for the coins will be the totals of sales of silver Proof American Eagles from 2013 and 2014 in all of their product options.
Examples of the single Proof 2013-W and 2014-W American Eagle silver dollars are being offered on eBay in the $56 to $60 range in their original U.S. Mint packaging.
Certified examples of either year’s coins are being offered in the $90 and up range for examples graded and encapsulated Proof 70, Ultra Cameo, First Releases, by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., or certified Proof 70, Deep Cameo, First Strikes, by Professional Coin Grading Service.
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