Customers: Please note that because these coins are older, they may have blemishes and/or imperfections and are not guaranteed to be in brilliant uncirculated condition.
The 2003 American Silver Eagle coins had a unique mintage level that was not common in most years of the coin’s history. Throughout much of the coin’s history, when mintage rises or falls for one version of the coin, the same holds true for the other version. This was not the case in 2003 though, making this a unique production year. The 2003 American Silver Eagle coin is available now from JM Bullion.
- A total of 9,242,839 coins were struck in 2003!
- 18th annual release of the American Silver Eagle coin.
- Ships to you in an individual flip, sealed tubes of 20 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 from the US Mint.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your investment with 40.6mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Features Walking Liberty on the obverse face.
- Heraldic eagle of the US on the reverse face.
- Proof specimens include the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
Mintage of American Silver Eagle coins had risen to all-time highs, at that point, in the late 20th and early 21st century. After mediocre demand throughout most of the 1990s, the coins mintage reached new heights in 1999, 2000, and 2001. In 2002, the US Mint saw a record 10.53 million bullion coins struck.
One year later though, the 2003 American Silver Eagle saw a decline in bullion production for the first time since 1996. Just 8.49 million bullion coins were produced, but the proof coin actually saw a significant increase. The US Mint set a production cap of 750,000 on the proof coins in 2003, and eventually sold 747,831 coins, up more than 100,000 from 2002.
The obverse of the 2003 American Silver Eagle features the now-familiar Walking Liberty design. Representative of the nation’s drive toward a brighter future, Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty depicts Liberty walking toward the setting sun with the American flag draped over her shoulders.
On the reverse you’ll find the heraldic eagle of the United States. Used originally in 1793, this version was modernized and updated by John Mercanti, Chief Engraver of the US Mint (1986-2010), for use on the American Silver Eagle coin.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.