2010 American Silver Eagle .999 Fine Silver Uncirculated Us 2010


The American Silver Eagle coin was riding a record wave of popularity after the first decade of the 2000s. Despite the Great Recession’s impact on the proof version of the coin, bullion sales were routinely breaking all-time single-year sales records, and 2010 American Silver Eagle coin was no exception.

Coin Highlights:

  • TOTAL MINTAGE OF 35,614,361 COINS IN 2010!
  • Ships in a protective flip, mint-sealed tube of 20, or Monster Box of 500 coins.
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
  • Features the Walking Liberty design on the obverse.
  • Heraldic eagle from John Mercanti graces the reverse.
  • Proof coins include a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.

In 2010, the American Silver Eagle coin set bullion and overall mintage records for a third consecutive year. The largest production year for the program prior to 2008 was 1987. In 2008, the coins soared to a production of 21.8 million due to rising silver prices and demand during the onslaught of the Great Recession.

The 2010 American Silver Eagle set a sales record for bullion coins in single year at 34.7 million, beating 2009 by more than 4 million coins and the 2008 record-breaking year by more than 14 million coins. Overall production had soared from a then-record of 21.8 million in 2008 to 35.6 million in 2010.

On the obverse of the coins, the image of Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman. This depiction originally featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse of each coin features the heraldic eagle of the United States, which was refined and modernized for use on these coins by former-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.

2010 was a special year for the coin series and the US Mint for two other reasons. First, 2010 marked the return of the Proof American Silver Eagle after its hiatus from production in 2009. Second, US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti retired after holding the position since 1986.