Content: 1 oz.
Composition: 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper
Diameter: 1.598 in. (40.6mm)
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Mint Dates: 1986 - present
Like the American Eagle Gold Proof, the American Eagle Silver Proof borrowed its design from and older U.S. mint coin. On the obverse of the silver proof, and image of the "Walking Liberty," is portrayed. The same image first debuted in 1916 on the silver half dollar coin designed by Adolph Weinman. Because their content, weight, and purity are guaranteed by the United States government and are printed on the modern mint, the American Eagle Silver Proofs hold a special advantage over other silver coins.