United States Mint opened sales for 2018 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin on January 4

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint kicked off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

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Since its debut in 1986, the obverse (heads) of this coin has featured Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.

Its reverse (tails) continues to feature former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks and display the “W” mint mark indicating their production at the West Point Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined blue velvet presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.

The 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is priced at $55.95. Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. This product will also be available at the Mint’s sales counters in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. Information about shipping options is available at the Mint’s website.

American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collectible coins and not intended for investment purposes. There is no household order limit. Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.


About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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  1. NCM Collector says

    I thought the mint was going to start offering silver prof sets and commemoratives in 999 fine rather than 900. Nothing yet.

  2. Larry says

    Getting tired of this coin. Unless you are collector of every version and mint mark, how many of these do you need? Change it to the Standing Liberty Quarter design. I bet you would sell a few more, at least for a while.

  3. John Q. Coinage says

    Larry have to agree getting long in the tooth- I wold say a $10 Indian design for Obverse & reverse depicting moon landing for the anniversary……..

  4. Foxman69 says

    Yes..ASE coin has outlived its useful life…get John Mercanti back from the Perth mint to design a replacement…he has to be getting writer’ s cramp signing so many coins…

  5. Barry says

    Quite a few of the designs that were not put on the ATB coins could be candidates to replace the ASE. The mint just has no interest in making a change for whatever reason. btw what is so hard about ordering 999 silver blanks for the silver sets ? they were given the green light to do so some time ago as I remember. they probably worked hard on how much to increase prices but, won’t make a effort to do small things.

  6. Jerry Diekmann says

    Use the reverse of the Walking Liberty half dollar and then do what John Q. Coinage has suggested. The obverse is a classic design, the reverse was never great, and now it is very, very stale – time to go.

  7. Daveinswfl says

    Come on, guys. Same design = less Expense. We all know how these geniuses manage to lose money selling most anything. Let’s not encourage them to make it even more expensive.

  8. HarryB says

    Doubtful the Mint will risk changing the ASE design, one of their better selling items. The term ” if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” comes to mind….

  9. KEITHSTER says

    Does anyone know or care to guess what the price of the coin & medal sets are going to be? Or when the mint will start working hard again to come up with a price or if they will have an intro price and why not?This offer is getting sadder by the day and only nine more days till blast off. Wish the mint would finnish counting the Clark quarters they made so we would know but did get some more from the bank anyway!! Well Good Luck All “>”>”>”>”>”>

  10. mccam36525 says

    Rob says

    January 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    “The year end issues are the ones that could get cut back if any. It happened in 2012, so there is a slight possibility of lower mintage on the GRC puck.

    I am actually glad I bought the Acadia and Denali pucks after they pulled Hawaii in 2012. I am not sure this year will see the same results however.

    I actually do not recall the reason for the Mint pulling Hawaii in 2012. Were sales slowing then too? It was not the last puck of the year, so how did Denali end up with a higher mintage than Hawaii? They did not stop at production at 15K for the last issue as they seemed to for Hawaii and Acadia. Not a huge difference, but I never knew how that happened.”

    Rob,
    It was Superstorm Sandy that caused the low mintages in 2012. The current ASE design should have been retired after the 25th Ann. in 2011.

  11. Tinto says

    @Jerry Diekmann

    The ASE reverse is so static, to me it is so similar to the seal found on reverse of the JFK half. They could have changed the design like mccam36525 said right after the 25th anniversary in 2011 and used that new design for some more decades. How much additional one time cost would the Mint have to pay to make the change? Just happy I never got hooked into collecting the proof ASE’s.

  12. Erik H says

    The ASE design is so stale that I forgot to go by the Mint’s both at the FUN show until Saturday!!!

    They mint needs to change the reverse of the AGE too!

    I don’t think we need to recycle a classic reverse because there have been a lot of modern “Eagle” reverses that the mint past over recently that were really nice.

  13. KEITHSTER says

    Well thank you Mint for having the bean counters post the #’s on the last quarters of last year. Seems the D George Rogers did come in as the lowest of last year. But not by as much as I thought it would as they also changed the overall. But now am ok with picking up them extra rolls from the bank the other day “> Now if we could just get a price on them WW1’s must be bad or what? Good Luck All”>”>”>”>”>?<"<"<"<"<"

  14. Rob says

    They should keep the design of the ASE the same for the bullion version, but change it for the Proof and UNC versions. Maybe even make PROOF and UNC different. That would increase sales everywhere.

  15. cagcrisp says

    @datadave, “Surprisingly high.”

    The 2018 Proof ASE was sold at FUN. That didn’t happen the two previous years. I didn’t take that into consideration with my guesstimate…

  16. cagcrisp says

    IF you had a subscription for the 2018 Proof ASE you saved $4.95 on budget shipping…

    …SO…With a subscription you actually paid LESS IF you wanted a Single (or two) 2018 Proof ASEs than you did in 2016 or 2017…

    I think the Mint moved a Lot of sales to subscriptions and thus FDOI for small time buyers…

    …and thus Lower sales going Forward…

  17. cagcrisp says

    Considering FUN and the Free $4.95 budget shipping on subscriptions…

    …I don’t see that sales of the 2018 Proof ASE are Strong at All…

    …A Cost Saving and a Label Friendly Environment at FUN and the Mint is just Treading Water with sales…

  18. says

    Haha,

    It’s ALL attributal to a Label Friendly FDOI FUN Environment..,

    So, the ‘S’ Proof release is aligned with what show???

    That’s the blueprint going forward,

    Men make humor of women and their shoe closets.., coin ‘LABEL’ collectors are far worse than women with their shoes..,

    Hey, as long as the mint makes money we’re good, right? 👍 Too funny,

  19. datadave says

    @cagcrisp – All good points. The free shipping for subscriptions could push a lot of first day sales number higher this year.

  20. says

    I got an email from a reputable seller for the first 2018 5 oz bullion coin “Pictured Rocks” .
    This is my favorite ATB for 2018.
    Pre-sale prices for singles is $103.40/check or $107.54/cc.
    However shipping will not begin until 3-2-18.
    While I’m tempted, I will wait until I know what the mintage is.

  21. cagcrisp says

    16AN 2016 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – FT MLTR 17,878 + 17
    17AJ 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – EFF MNDS 16,498 + 21
    17AK 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – DOUGLASS 16,742 +34
    17AL 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – OZARK 16,616 + 48
    17AM 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – ELLIS ISLAND 17,641 (2)
    17AN 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – G R CLARK 14,494 (345)

  22. cagcrisp says

    First of MANY Returns Listed…

    16XA 2016 WALKING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .5OZ 65,518 (3)
    16XC 2016 STANDING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .25OZ 91,759 (15)

  23. cagcrisp says

    16EA 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ 583,284 +533
    16EB 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 24,000 +38
    16EC 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ 5,892 +11
    16EG 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER UNC 1 OZ 216,654 +232

  24. cagcrisp says

    17EA 2017 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ 370,942 1,586

    17EB 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 8,290 +82
    17EC 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ 2,274 + 37
    17ED 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/4 OZ 3,982 +61

    17EG 2017 AM EAGLE SILVER UNC 1 OZ 140,048 +438

  25. cagcrisp says

    17XA 2017 AM LIBERTY 24K GOLD 1 OZ 27,278 + 88
    17XB 2017 AM LIBERTY SILVER MEDAL (P) 54,871 + 204
    17XC 2017 225TH ANN ENHANCED UNC SET 210,398 –
    17XD 2017 AM LIBERTY SILVER 4-MEDAL SET 29,345 +286
    18EA 2018 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ (W) 211,071 +211,071
    18EA042 2018 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ – BULK (W) +154

  26. cagcrisp says

    JQ1 2015 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 2,748 –
    JQ2 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 1,946 –
    JQ4 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – EISENHWR 2,102 –
    JQ8 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – JOHNSON 1,930 –

    16SA 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – NIXON 2,649 –
    16SB 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – NIXON 2,010 (1)
    16SC 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – FORD 2,488 –
    16SD 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – FORD 2,002 (1)
    16SE 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 3,549 –
    16SF 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 2,010 –

  27. cagcrisp says

    17CA 2017 BOYS TOWN GOLD PROOF 1,844 –
    17CB 2017 BOYS TOWN GOLD UNC 2,947 –
    17CC 2017 BOYS TOWN SILVER PROOF 26,119 –
    17CD 2017 BOYS TOWN SILVER UNC 12,313 –
    17CE 2017 BOYS TOWN CLAD PROOF 17,681 –
    17CF 2017 BOYS TOWN CLAD UNC 15,561 –
    17CG 2017 BOYS TOWN 3-COIN SET 5,532 –
    17CH 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER PROOF 68,526 –
    17CJ 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER UNC 17,250 (2)

  28. Rick says

    A friend of mine returned 3 Betty Ford uncirculated coins last Week. Apparently the mint hasn’t processed most returns yet. So I guess that next week’s numbers will be important to watch.

  29. cagcrisp says

    Apples to Apples on First Week Sales of the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Week Sales 322,317
    2017 First Week Sales 272,070 Down 15.6% From 2016 First Week Sales
    2018 First Week Sales 243,411 Down 24.5% From 2016 First Week Sales

    Apples to Apples on FDOI for the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 262,816
    2017 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 226,173
    2018 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 229,926

    Apples to Apples on First Week Sales of the Proof ASE vs. FDOI for the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Week Sales +59,501 More than FDOI for the 2016 Proof ASE
    2017 First Week Sales +39,054 More than FDOI for the 2017 Proof ASE
    2018 First Week Sales +13,485 More than FDOI for the 2018 Proof ASE

    …SO…As you can see…

    Lower and Lower Mintages and Higher and Higher prices…With movement to Subscriptions to save the $4.95…

  30. cagcrisp says

    CORRECTION on one line from Above…

    Apples to Apples on First Week Sales of the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Week Sales 322,317
    2017 First Week Sales 272,070 Down 15.6% From 2016 First Week Sales
    2018 First Week Sales 243,411 Down 24.5% From 2016 First Week Sales

    Apples to Apples on FDOI for the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 262,816
    2017 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 226,173
    2018 First Day of Issue for the Proof ASE 229,926

    Apples to Apples on First Week Sales of the Proof ASE vs. FDOI for the Proof ASE:

    2016 First Week Sales +59,501 More than FDOI for the 2016 Proof ASE
    2017 First Week Sales +45,897 More than FDOI for the 2017 Proof ASE
    2018 First Week Sales +13,485 More than FDOI for the 2018 Proof ASE
    …SO…As you can see…

    Lower and Lower Mintages and Higher and Higher prices…With movement to Subscriptions to save the $4.95…

  31. Brad says

    Rick,

    The Mint will probably drop the First Spouses from the sales report after this week, leaving everyone to wonder for years what ultimately happened before the official mintage figures are released. Honestly though, I doubt there are too many people who care very much. I don’t see Betty or Patricia having a spike in value regardless of what their final mintages are.

    Whoever was complaining about the Mint making a second batch of George Rogers Clark 5 oz. burnished coins might have a second chance for a low mintage. It appears there was a LARGE return of those. Since it was “currently unavailable” a few days ago and is still so far below 15,000, I’d wager it will sell out at the 14,9XX level. Again though, I’m not sure anyone will really care enough to cause much increase in value.

    I don’t mean to sound like a downer, I really don’t . I’m just stating the facts as I see them. I seldom comment anymore, due to so much negative energy around here getting me down. I hate to contribute to it, but anymore the entire hobby seems like one big drag.

  32. joe#2 says

    I guess on the 2017w gold proof buffalo there were no returns… Guess everything is status quo.

  33. Rick says

    Artie, yes, the big cancellation is coming soon. It would be funny if, as Brad suggested, the Mint drops the First Spouses from the sales report after this week,

  34. Barry says

    OT – for those curious about the medals to be awarded in upcoming Olympics in S. Korea- Composition: Gold : a silver medal with a purity of 99.9% plated with 6 g of gold. Silver: a silver medal with a purity of 99.9%. Bronze: a copper medal (Cu90-Zn10).
    Weight: Gold: 586 g. Silver: 580 g. Bronze: 493 g.
    Diameter: 92.5 mm
    Number of medal sets: 259

  35. Daveinswfl says

    Cag,
    How’s that Ripple doin for ya now?
    A little hangover?
    Mo mo-mo is the new mantra for the stockies, but gimme PMs

  36. Joe M. says

    17RC 2017 LIMITED EDITION SILVER PROOF SET 48906
    17RF 2017 Congratulations Set 74,898
    Total mintage = 123804
    Where is this placed? 5th? 4th?

    OT
    17XC 2017 225TH ANN ENHANCED UNC SET 210398
    Where are the other 14,602 sets?

  37. Erik H says

    2cents, there is no sales tax on U.S. coins in the state of Florida. Foreign coins & generic bullion are taxed.

  38. Erik H says

    Cagcrisp, on your weekly sales numbers did all the ASE sales start on the same day (Thursday)?

  39. Jerry Diekmann says

    Rob – you have a good idea in changing the proof ASE to some other reverse design, like the Mint has been doing for the Platinum proofs. There are many beautiful designs that could be used for one or more years, like the reverses of the Walking Liberty half dollar and the St. Gaudens eagle and double eagle reverses, and I’m sure more modern designs could be created too. The reverse, like Tinto said, looks a lot like the reverse of the JFK half dollar, and a lot of other coins too. The design is old, stale, and not all that attractive, IMO.

  40. cagcrisp says

    @ Erik H, “on your weekly sales numbers did all the ASE sales start on the same day (Thursday)?”

    Nope

    2016 Started on Friday
    2017 Started on Thursday
    2018 Started on Thursday…

  41. cagcrisp says

    China China China

    USD USD USD

    China announced today that they May stop buying US Treasuries

    USD tanked Immediately (Along with Stock futures) and PMs reacted Accordingly to a Weaker USD…

  42. datadave says

    @Joe M – The other 15K Enhanced Unc Sets were stolen out of inventory and the US Mint doesn’t want to announce this because it would make them look bad!

  43. cagcrisp says

    @Daveinswfl, “How’s that Ripple doin for ya now?”

    Never got into ripple.

    My one time Bitcoin trade was successful…

  44. says

    @Erik H, Thanks for the tax info. Someone I know made a purchase from our friend Mike at HSN, (which is based in FL) and she was charged sales tax on her coin purchase. MCM, (based in FL) no sales tax… Just trying to figure it out.

  45. Bigc says

    46 Ellis Island available. @Dave I would also like to know how you know there is 262 Clark ‘s available?

  46. sharks2th says

    Where is it listed there is no shipping fee for enrollment products? I have not seen an email or news article listing this. I have seen it mentioned here a few times recently, but can not find any info on this on the mint’s website. I guess I missed the savings on the ASE Proof if this is how they will be handling the enrollments.

  47. Joe M. says

    @datadave
    🙂
    Inventory or lost” at a show?

    Does anyone know where the 2017s (123,804)placed? I think it is 5th?

  48. KEITHSTER says

    $99.95 Works for me some won’t like it ? Think they will go quick but won’t wait to find out !Well Good Luck All “>”>”>”>

  49. datadave says

    @Joe M. – We will never know the true story behind the missing EU sets.

    Another mystery. Why make an additional 1.1M D mint Kennedy’s at the EOY when you cannot sell them? They made 1.8M P mint and 2.9M D mint but they can only sell the halves (in bags and rolls) in equal amounts. The expected sales are about 1.5M of each.

  50. one fine dime says

    @Barry – so the olympic bronze medal is actually…brass!

    with respect to the stale ASE design, could not agree more. Odd that the incredibly dynamic APE designs couldn’t also be used for the ASE’s. The decision-making process seems to leave a LOT to be desired. They give the filthy rich among us (no offense, but I’m not in this group) a dynamic annual platinum coin with fresh designs, but the same ol’ same ol’ stale worn out design on the ASE that sells way more. sad.

  51. Ernesto says

    Sorry but suggestions to replace the ASE design with another classic design would be a bad choice in my opinion. There is nothing creative about resusing a design. We need to push our government to provide new designs that are as good or maybe even better than the classic ones!!

  52. Tinto says

    Got a email from the Mint about the WWI coin .. went to their website, it’s priced at $51.95 for proof and $48.95 (both introductory) then it rises to $56.95 and $53.95 respectively
    dunno if this had been posted before ..but here it is …

  53. indydude says

    Got an email on the WW1 medals and coins. This last line is interesting
    “As part of this program, the United States Mint is offering five different Silver Dollar and Medal Sets. Each set includes a proof silver dollar and a proof silver medal. The medals, available only in these sets, recognize the contributions of the Air Service, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy during World War I.

    These sets, limited to 100,000 units across the five product options, can be ordered between noon on January 17, and 3 p.m. on February 20, 2018, unless the limit is reached prior to that date. Production will be based on the orders received within this window.

    Fulfillment of these sets will begin in late May 2018. “

  54. indydude says

    No Medals will be made until the order window closes in order to get the exact quantities needed for fulfillment in May. No idea then which medal will be short. Could happen 60K army medals ordered and 10K each for the rest. Will stop ordering window when the total medal count reaches 100K.

    Interesting way to control limits.

  55. Tinto says

    For comparison I checked what I paid in 2016 for the Mark Twain $1 during the early order period and I paid $45.95 for the proof and $44.95 for the unc ..

  56. Numismatrix says

    Ernesto : “We need to push our government to provide new designs that are as good or maybe even better than the classic ones!!”

    I would agree – but, since I do collect the ASE as a series
    I believe the Mint should keep it going as is, and just
    introduce new issues in different formats/Oz-sizes as supplemental
    to the ASE, perhaps with limited mintage and various
    mint marks. They seem to be doing this with the medals
    and if Congress introduces new laws they could also do
    coinage.

  57. John Q. Coinage says

    Just got my end of the year box of Pres dollars, missing an item, 1st time EVER this is going to be a PIA I bet, been buying since 1968 & never before has an item been omitted, @ least it was only $9.95…..

  58. Gene Rob says

    IF you guys don’t want to pay excess premiums on spot, you should use this price comparison site . It just searches through the main vendors and show you their prices and then you can pick and choose who to buy from:
    http://www.goldsilverbazaar.com

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