The American Silver Eagle was first produced by the U.S. Mint in 1986. Proof American Silver Eagles are the collector version of the bullion coin. They can be easily distinguished from their bullion counterpart given the mirror-like finish on the fields of the coin. The 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle is struck from 99.9% pure silver. It carries a face value of one dollar.
Adolf A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty" design adorns the obverse of the coin. Lady Liberty strides towards the sun rising in the bottom left corner. She carries branches of laurel and oak trees in her left arm and the American flag blows in the breeze behind her. The design originally comes from the United States Silver Half-Dollar first minted in 1916. The obverse is also inscribed with the legend "In God We Trust" and the year.
The heraldic eagle and shield designed by United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver John Mercanti graces the reverse side. The eagle holds an olive branch in it's right talons and arrows in the other, representing The United States of America's desire for peace but readiness for war. At the top of the reverse the coin has "United States of America" inscribed with "1 Oz. Fine Silver" and "One Dollar" at the bottom of the coin.
These random date 1 oz Proof Silver Eagles are offered here without a box or Certificate of Authenticity.