The United States Mint entered 2006 prepared to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its now-beloved American Eagle series. Both the American Silver Eagle and the Gold Eagle were introduced as the official bullion coins of the United States in 1986, and the Mint was ready to honor the coins monumental anniversary in 2006. Today, the 2006-W Proof American Silver Eagle 3-Coin Set is available to you online from Nashville Coin Gallery.
Included in this 2006 Proof American Silver Eagle 3-Coin Set you’ll find three different versions of the coin. Bearing a W mint mark, the standard Proof American Silver Eagle is one of the three coins in this release. Also included is a one-time issue of a Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle struck at the Philadelphia Mint and featuring a P mint mark.
A reverse proof silver coin has the opposite visual effects of a typical proof in the American Silver Eagle series. You’ll find a strong, frosted background field on this coin, with deeply-mirrored, raised design features. Most importantly, the US Mint debuted its all-new Burnished American Silver Eagle coin. These coins feature intense beauty in the design, with all coins cared for by hand throughout the coining process to ensure a pristine finish.