- 1998 American Silver Eagle mintage totaled 5,297,549!
- 13th annual striking of an American Silver Eagle coin!
- Arrives in individual flips, mint-sealed tubes of 20, or Monster Boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your investment with 40.6mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Includes the Walking Liberty image from Adolph A. Weinman.
- Features the heraldic eagle from John Mercanti.
- Available in proof with a P mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
The 1998 American Silver Eagle marked the last time in platform history that the bullion and proof versions of the coin would be struck at break mints. The San Francisco Mint originally struck both coins from 1986 until 1992, when the proof specimen moved to the Philadelphia Mint in 1993.
Bullion coin production would be shifted to the Philadelphia Mint equally well in 1999, and both coins would go to the West Point Mint in 2001, making 1998 the concluding time the coins were produced by separate facilities.
Another matter to fact for the 1998 American Silver Eagle is the declared ceiling on proof coins. The proofread coins had a declared maximal of 450,000 in 1998. In come years, this would be raised to 550,000, and finally to 750,000 coins in the early 2000s.
On the obverse of each 1998 American Silver Eagle coin is the picture of Walking Liberty. Created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916, it featured a full-length figure of Liberty as she walked toward the setting sun as a representation of the nations strive to discover a bright tomorrow. The reverse features a modernize interpretation of the historic heraldic eagle of the United States. Refined by then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, this heraldic eagle is now featured alone on the american Silver Eagle. Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion with your questions. You can reach us on the call at 800-276-6508, get in touch with us online via our be new world chat, or email us. Our web site features other grades and editions of this detail piece, angstrom good as other products to complement your collection .