WASHINGTON-The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (product code ES1) Jan. 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET) at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.
The coin will be priced at $52.95. A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling. There is no household order limit for this product. Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.
The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. The coin's obverse (heads side) design 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 (tails side) design features former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti's heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon, and arrows in the left.
The American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are struck using .999 fine silver blanks that are specially treated and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The coin bears the "W" mint mark, indicating its production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated in plastic, mounted in a satin-lined presentation case, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time January 23, 2014, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.