At the height of the concern over Y2K, the American Silver Eagle continued to surge in popularity. Precious metals have long been considered a safe haven for assets during times of turmoil, and the question marks surrounding Y2K were no different. Right now you can purchase a 2000-P Proof American Silver Eagle from JM Bullion complete with a commemorative display box.
- Mintage totals for the proof coin were 600,000!
- 15th annual striking of an American Silver Eagle.
- Arrives in a commemorative box, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Includes a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
The year 2000 was a distinctive one in the American Silver Eagle series for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it coincided with the peak of concern over the Y2K shift and its impact on the American economy. Production of American Silver Eagle coins had skyrocketed in the last three years alone, and had climbed to heights not seen since 1987.
With a total of 9.8 million coins produced, the 2000 American Silver Eagle coin had nearly doubled the production of the 1996 coins. Bullion coin mintage was up almost 2 million from one year prior, and the proof coin’s mintage of 600,000 was at its highest level since 1990.
2000 also marked the final year of production for both the bullion and proof versions of the coin at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint had been home to the proof coins since 1993, and the site of bullion production for just one year. Starting in 2001 and continuing till today, the American Silver Eagle was produced at the West Point Mint.
On the obverse is the stunning Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. Indicative of the nation’s desire to strive for a brighter future, Liberty is shown walking toward the setting sun draped in the American flag.
The reverse bears the official seal of the United States, known as the heraldic eagle. It has featured on countless coins, but this design is a modernized version from John Mercanti.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. We’re also available online using our live web chat feature or email address.