2014 Proof American Silver Eagle

Tomorrow, January 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle. This product has come to represent the Mint’s most popular annual offering as measured by unit volume of sales.

2014 Proof Silver Eagle

The obverse of the coin carries Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design featuring a full length portrait of Lady Liberty in a flowing gown and draped in the stars and stripes. She carries branches of laurel and oak with one hand outstretched towards the rising sun. Inscriptions read “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” with the “2014” date at the base.

reverse

The reverse of the coin features a heraldic eagle designed by former US mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti. The eagle appears with wings outstretched and a shield at its chest. Its talons grasp an olive branch and bundle of arrows while its beak holds a banner with the motto “E Pluribus Unum”. An arrangement of thirteen stars is seen above. The inscriptions surrounding the design read “United States of America”, “1 oz. Fine Silver”, and “One Dollar”.

The coins are struck in proof quality at the West Point Mint and carry the “W” mint mark. The composition is 99.9% silver with a weight of 1.000 troy oz and diameter of 1.598 inches.

Each coin comes in a blue velvet, satin lined case with certificate of authenticity. Initial pricing is set at $52.95 per coin plus shipping and handing. There are no household ordering limits or mintage limits in place. The US Mint indicates that customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.

A 10% discount is available when the coin is ordered through the Mint’s online subscription program. After the discount, the coins would be priced at $47.65 plus applicable shipping and handling.

The 2014-W Proof Silver Eagle has already been released within the 2014 Congratulations Set, which went on sale January 14, 2014. For this product, the coin is placed within an illustrated folder with space for a personalized message. Priced at $54.95, the product is targeted towards various gift giving occasions. According to the latest sales report, this product sold just 692 units during its debut period.

It seems that most collectors are opting for the traditionally packaged version of the product, which will be released tomorrow. The pricing for the upcoming version is also more favorable, especially for those taking advantage of the online subscription discount.

Last year, the individual 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle went on sale January 24, 2013 and sold out on November 12, 2013. Last reported sales for the standard offering had reached 868,494 units. The coin was also included in the 2013 Congratulations Set and 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. These products have reached sales of 15,739 and 34,447, respectively, and both remain available for sale from the US Mint.

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  1. KEITHSTER says

    Don’t normaly get these they just make too many nice looking coin thou! Well maybe later in the LESPS depending on the other’s #’s. Didn’t get any of the 13’s yet and they do seem to be selling steady but got lucky and did get 5 in the 2012 LESPS.The script deal seems like the way but glad I didn’t as it seemsall the money in the account is now going to the gas company as for an empty tank this morning. So I called them and they want as much as a FS in advance just to bring me some gas man what a racket but what ya going to do? It’s going to be a cold couple of days till it gets here:( Stay warm and Good luck All:>:>:>

  2. Don says

    Keithster,

    You have, if I’m reading you correctly, a gas vs. coin dilemma. In my opinion, the gas might have to win out to keep your pipes from freezing.

  3. KEITHSTER says

    No not at the moment unless the 5oz’s come out other wise this gas thing will pass.Will have to let the water run a little till the gas man cometh so they don’t freeze down to -15 again tonight it’ll be ok Good luck to all :>:>:>

  4. Sith says

    Did the clock start to count for the early release labels for the ASE once the Congratulations Sets hit the market?

  5. stephen m says

    KEITHSTER, A properly installed wood heater and a good second hand chainsaw would make a nice backup heat source for you. Love the beautiful proof silver eagles.

  6. KEITHSTER says

    Ya I here you I have two people around me that burn wood all winter as a heat source as my grampa did to heat his whole house and cook anything. whould love to have one of those old cook stoves.Maybe when that old furnace gives p? And at over $800 for a load of gas it’s looking all the better every day:> Also love the proof eagles just don’t buy many is all I was saying;. Good luck to us all:>:>:>?

  7. fmtransmitter says

    @Sith, yup…Label Chasers…actually I know NGC has list of dates on their site that lists cut off dates…

  8. Dustyroads says

    Stay warm Keithster, sorry you may have to burn that $800.00. Friday’s going to be my cold day, with temps in the upper 30’s and light rain, then back up to 70’s on Saturday. Last year it was bone dry, this years it’s mud that won’t dry. I don’t but the ASE proof either, maybe I should buy one perfect 70 each year. Stay warn and remember, you can’t get to heaven without going through a little hell!! So good luck an trust a little too.

  9. Samuel says

    matt,
    there were many PCGS with somebody’s signature on sale several months ago for about $150 from a dealer. i currently need a plain PCGS plain holder one, very difficult to find, most with signatures.

  10. VARich says

    I’ll wait to get my ASE Proof in the ’14 LESPS, silver isn’t going up anytime soon.

    So no word on when we might expect the AtB bullion pucks?

  11. Don says

    VARich,

    It’s your choice, but it’s hard to beat the ASE proof in the stand-alone, velvety presentation box.

  12. fmtransmitter says

    matt, I really like crc (champion rare coins) out of Miami. They ONLY sell on the bay though. I have found their website and Giselle has emailed me but they won’t do anything outside the bay. Kinda stinks as they seem to have the niche on certain US Mint offerings graded each year. Still with patience you can get a set or a coin for a decent price but you will be waiting, they have a ton of customers.

  13. smiledon says

    Well, my CRA was shipped yesterday.
    I will let you folks know what the back side really looks like.

  14. VARich says

    Hey Don, how’d that Toro work out? How about doing me a favor partner and keeping that white stuff up there…, I’m ready to trash my plastic snow shovel!

    I agree, though I have quite a few from previous years sitting around. I was a nay say’er on the LESPS for some time though it has really grown on me, well except for the premium, you get all the coins that have the largest draw, in silver, and in a compact rather good looking display case that seems to be showing considerable favoritism on the secondary market now. When the ’13 set arrives, if I don’t like it, I’ll guess I’ll be back to velvety.

  15. says

    I wonder if the Congratulations Set would have sold better if the proof silver eagle had been released later in the year (such as March or April).

    At any rate, I am looking forward to seeing the first week results for the sales of this piece. I think with the subscription discount we might see an interruption in the downward trend of sales.

  16. thePhelps says

    Co – I don’t think the proof has been going downward in sales. Other mint products might struggle – but the ASE Proof is easily not one of them.

  17. Zaz says

    The ATB S circulation quarter will have a third product option on Monday, bags of 100, which wasn’t offered in 2012 or 2013. Makes the 2012 S quarters more special as the Mint releases more NIFC quarters. I’ll probably stop bothering with the individual rolls from the Mint and get them from a secondary source going forward instead.

  18. says

    ThePhelps,

    Proof sales have been slipping somewhat since 2011, though not nearly as substantially as some other mint offerings. I did not mean to exaggerate the situation.

  19. Brad says

    Zaz,

    The bags of 100 “S” ATB quarters have always been offered each year.

    We’ll find out on Tuesday if the Mint is true to their word regarding that “available for one year from the initial on-sale date” business, as that is when all of the White Mountain “S” quarter products should be pulled off-sale, sold out or not. Times up!

  20. Jerry Diekmann says

    Does anyone know why the Mint sells “S” uncircuated quarters and then doesn’t include them in the annual sets? Another case of Mint il-logic?

  21. VARich says

    Eddie – to your previous question, given that the AtB P puck isn’t showing on the schedule with a release date at this stage, I’d dig in to wait it out…, we’ve seen this play out before. We’ll probably get 2 or 3 hit at the same time to make for a real nice credit card bill! lol

  22. Sith says

    @Jerry –

    The “S” quarters were suppose to be a one time deal, and they would have to get new packaging for the annual sets to include them.

  23. Brad says

    Jerry,

    It’s probably because the “S” ATB quarters are considered “circulation quality” coins, while the coins in the annual sets are supposed to be manufactured to a higher standard. To include them, the Mint would have to strike extra “S” quarters to those same standards. It seems they don’t want to fool with that.

    And, even though the “S” quarters are “circulation quality”, they aren’t actually released for circulation. Hence, the Mint doesn’t include them in the ATB Quarter Circulating Coin Set either. It only contains examples of the quarters that are actually circulated, the P’s and D’s.

  24. Dustyroads says

    Probably is the key word in your comment Brad. I know not one person who can say definitively what’s going on with the S circulating quality quarters! I think the best explanation would have to be, because they felt like it! I have a theory about them though. As time goes by these quarters will find there way into circulation and just may cause some to look for them, which would be good for the hobby, and what’s good for the hobby, is good for the US Mint.

  25. KEITHSTER says

    Ya they sell millions can’t do that with the annual’s anymore and because those that buy the rolls like it that way?Any know what’s up with the FS bronze set they just out andwaiting to see if they have to make more?How about the ATB 5ozer’s I’m thinking around the time the baseballers come out?The mint seems to be the mew poster child for hurry up and wait? Good Luck All:>:>:>

  26. Don says

    Varich,

    No problem with the Toro, although I had to get out early in the morning to do the job, as I had to get to Jury Duty at the County Court House. Yeah, all the school districts on L.I. were closed, but the courts were open. What a bummer.

  27. Dan in Fla says

    I was reading the U S Mints policy on S-mints and it says they will be available for one year or until the supply runs out.

  28. Eddie says

    I really like the S quarters. One of these days people are going to be saying dang I wished I had got those.

  29. fmtransmitter says

    I love my S Rushmores all stamped and certified …I care less about clad-Look at NGC PF 70 clad sets, 2014, a whole lot more than a quarter…

  30. Erik H says

    I’ve posted here before about releasing “S” quarters into circulation. I bought 2 rolls of “S” El Yunque quarters. One roll I broke specifically to release. I have never received one back yet. Have any of you found my coins????

  31. simon says

    Not yet ! But I did visit CA recently and the banks there do have Loomis rolls of the D releases. I picked up several of the ones which are absent from my very small NP stash. I typically get the S mint units for the designs I like, and will pick up all this year.

  32. Dustyroads says

    fm, Not bad for clad. I noticed that the bidders feed back were high, so these aren’t naive bidders either. I would have to say the hobby is healthy and that the AtB program is a popular one, not to mention the designs this year! Thanks for posting that fm, I got a charge from it.

  33. Sith says

    CO,

    I think the Fed is hording them. I found a handful but only a handful of the 2013 ATBs in circulation. The situation is improving but I think they Fed is simply replacing the hordes of Statehood quarters it released into circulation.

  34. Louis says

    Has anyone with a subscription gotten a shipping notification for the ASE proof? A couple weeks ago they confirmed my sub, but nothing since then, and they seem to be in stock.

  35. thePhelps says

    I also got an email last week or the week before confirming my order. (which was via subscription). I thought I read a blurb about the shipping starting after the 1st of the month. When I check my order it does show it is in stock and reserved as well.

  36. Louis says

    Thanks, Smiledon. Mine said it shipped the day I ordered the subscription, which is of course not true as it was not out yet. The Mint really dropped the ball with the subs processing. A big fat mess and maybe not even worth the discount after all the trouble except for the ATB 5 oz. and of course my ATB does not show up online but the people on the phone say it’s there. I will believe it when I see it. No other world mint would screw things up this bad. It’s a disgrace. And I even used my contacts at the Mint to make them aware of the problem, but it does not seem to have helped.

  37. Louis says

    Ok, folks, I called and everything is okay. Just ignore what is on the web site such as missing subs etc. Just call then like I did and confirm everything, and they say you know what (trying to fix the problem).

  38. gary says

    I placed my ATB 5 oz. subscription order on Jan. 8th online and it showed up in my account. Just checked my account & it is still active in my account.

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