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American Silver Eagle Mintage By Year

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The American Silver Eagle Coin is minted annually by the US Mint since 1986. The US Mint produces only enough coins that they think they will be able to sell to investors. American Silver Eagle Mintages vary year to year based on investor demand.

Annual American Silver Eagle Mintage Numbers

The Liberty Coin Act of 1985 authorized the US Mint to create the first American Silver Eagle coins in 1986. The law set base design specifications and standards for the Silver Eagles that includes:

  • The coins will be 40.6 millimeters in diameter and weigh 31.103 grams
  • Each coin will contain .999 fine silver
  • Each coin will  feature a design symbolic of Liberty on the obverse side and of an eagle on the reverse side
  • Each coin will be inscribed with the of the year of minting or issuance, the words ‘Liberty’, ‘In God We Trust’, ‘United States of America’, ‘1 Oz. Fine Silver’, ‘E Pluribus Unum’, and ‘One Dollar’
  • Each coin will have reeded edges

The Liberty Coin Act took effect on October of 1985 with instructions that the first coins would be released in September of 1986.

Many collectors want to buy an American Silver Eagle coin from each mintage year to build a complete set. Some dealers also sell a complete set of Silver Eagles with coins featuring coins from each mintage encapsulated and graded by third-party services like NGC & PCGS.

Some Silver Eagle $1 Coins that have continued to rise in price due to their rarity. Investors and collectors continue to drive auction prices higher for some of these rare coins.

The 1996 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin was the lowest mintage to date. The US Mint produced just 3.6 million Silver Eagle coins dated that year. Even coins in poor condition can fetch high premiums.

The release of the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle coin in November 2019 was met by incredibly high demand due in part to its limited mintage.

The minted was limited to just 30,000 coins making it the lowest mintage of any variety of American Silver Eagle coin produced to date. The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Eagle Silver coin sold out from the US Mint website in under 15 minutes.

For Proof American Silver Eagles, the previously rarest coin known was the 1995-W.

Only around 30,000 coins were produced that year with the West Point mint mark. The coin was only available as part of a special 10th anniversary set.

During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 the West Point Mint was shut down for the period from April 15 until April 21. Also during this period, from April 8 to April 20, the U.S. Mint added silver American Eagle production to Philadelphia and produced 240,000 Silver Eagle Bullion Coins at that location.



American Eagle Silver Coin Mintage by Year

Year

Bullion

Proof

Uncirculated (Burnished)

1986 5,393,005 1,446,778
1987 11,442,335 904,732
1988 5,004,646 557,370
1989 5,203,327 617,694
1990 5,840,110 695,510
1991 7,191,066 511,924
1992 5,540,068 498,543
1993 6,763,762 405,913*
1994 4,227,319 372,168
1995 4,672,051 407,822
1995-W 30,125
1996 3,603,386 498,293
1997 4,295,004 440,315
1998 4,847,549 450,728
1999 7,408,640 549,330
2000 9,239,132 600,743
2001 9,001,711 746,398
2002 10,539,026 647,342
2003 8,495,008 747,831
2004 8,882,754 801,602
2005 8,891,025 816,663
2006 10,676,522 1,092,477 466,573
2006-P Rev Pr 248,875
2007 9,028,036 821,759 621,333
2008 20,583,000 700,979 533,757
2009 30,459,000 0 0
2010 34,764,500 849,861 0
2011 40,020,000 847,473 409,766
2011-S 99,882
2011-P Rev Pr 99,882
2012 33,742,500 832,779 226,120
2012-S 281,792
2012-S Rev Pr 224,935
2013 42,675,000 934,331 221,981
2013-W 235,689
2013- W Rev Pr 235,689
2014 44,006,000 894,614  253,169
2015 47,000,000 696,001  200,016
2016 37,701,500 595,664  216,422
2017 18,065,500 (W) – 389,994
(S) – 123,906 3
 176,739
2018 15,700,000 (W) – 352,141
(S) – 158,761
 138,947
2019 1 14,863,5001 (W) – 319,086
(S) -146,735
138,140
2019-W Rev Pr 99,911 4
2019-S Enh Rev Pr 29,8232
2020 5 30,089,500 (W) – 357,048
(S) – 146,729 (W) v75 – 75,0006
131,501
2021 7 Type 1 – 25,675,500
Type 2 – 2,599,500
Type 1 – 299,509

(S) Type 2 – 238,454

(W) Type 2 – 311,982

Type 1 – 172,276

Type 2 –

2022 n/a n/a n/a



American Silver Eagle Mintage Notes

1 – Sales totals through November 30, 2019. December Sales Totals Unpublished.
2 – Announced Mintage was 30,000 coins. Sales totals shown are based on sales data released by the US Mint.
3 – The 2017-S Proof Coin was released in two special sets. One called the “Congratulations Set” (17RF) with an announced mintage of 75,000 units. The other “Limited Edition Proof Set” (17RC) with an announced mintage of 50,000 units. Sales records show 48,906 Limited Edition Proof Sets sold. Sales records do not indicate how many Congratulations Sets were sold that year.
4 – The 2019-W Rev Proof was released as part of the “Pride of Two Nations” set (19XB)
5 – Updated 2020 based on sales figures released by the mint January 5, 2020. The West Point Mint was shutdown from April 15 to April 21, 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Minting of Silver Eagles was briefly shifted to the Philadelphia Mint and 240,000 ASE were minted. The only distinction of the Philadelphia ASEs is the box tracking numbers on the outside of the Monster Boxes. Box tracking numbers 400,000 through and including 400,479 were used on boxes of coins minted in Philadelphia. A total of 480 2020 American Silver Eagle Monster Boxes were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.

6 – The US Mint released a special proof American Silver Eagle coin to commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II on November 5, 2020. This American Silver Eagle is the first to contain a privy mark embossed with v75. This special proof Silver Eagle has a limited mintage of 75,000 coins.

Source: USMint.gov Sales Reports

7 – 2021 will see 2 different designs of the American Silver Eagle. The “type 1” design, which has been the design since the program’s creation. The “type 2” design will be a new design and is expected to be released mid-year. Sales figures updated as of December 28, 2021