After a temporary jump in demand in 1996, the Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coin saw its mintage fall again in 1997. However, this would prove to be a one-time issue as the coin was about to launch into a long-term growth pattern in demand that would last through the early 2000s and into the 2010s. Today, you have the chance to get a 1997-P Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coin in perfect condition at Provident Metals.
From 1990 to 1994, the Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coins saw mintage figures decline each year to a record low in that final year, 1994. In 1995, the coin saw a jump in demand on the strength of the 10th-anniversary date mark and that uptick included in 1996. The 1997 coin saw demand drop back to the normal 1990s level with a total of 435,368 coins produced and sold. However, 1997 was also the start of a rebound in the series as mintages figures would climb in each of the next four years and never fall back to mid-1990s levels.
On the obverse field of 1997-P Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coins, the United States Mint uses Adolph A. Weinmans 1916 depiction of Walking Liberty. The design symbolizes Americas march toward a brighter future as Liberty walks toward the sun on the horizon with the American flag draped over her shoulders. She carries the branches of oak and laurel in her left hand.
The reverse of all 1997-P Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coins bears the heraldic eagle of the United States. This emblem has been used on American coins since 1792 when the US Mint was founded. The symbol depicts an American bald eagle with the US national heraldic shield on its chest, the arrows of war in one talon, and an olive branch of peace in the other.
Proof American Eagle Silver Coins are the collectible version of the national silver bullion coin series. The Proof Eagle has frosted visual elements with mirrored background fields. The combined effects help to create a visual separation between the design element and the surface of the coin.
These 1997-P Proof American Eagle 1 oz Silver Coins are available with PF70 certifications. Coins with this grade have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. UCAM specimens have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear fields.
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|Mint Mark||P - Philadelphia|
|Designer (Obverse)||Adolf Weinman|
|Designer (Reverse)||John Mercanti|
|Product Series||American Eagle|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||40.6 mm|
|Packaging||NGC Plastic Slab|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|