Beautiful Proof examples of various coins throughout history.
2006-P Silver Eagle 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof
The reverse proof finish is the first of this type of format on a U.S. coin. However, prior to 2006, many different world coins have been struck with the Reverse Proof format. The designs feature a brilliant mirror like appearance, while the fields display a satin like finish. The 2006 Reverse Proof Silver eagle was produced in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Silver Eagle coin program.
2008-P $1 Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle Proof Commemorative Silver Dollar was struck to commemorate the successful recovery of the Bald Eagles in the United States. At one time it was estimated that there were 100,000 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the United States but in the 1960's it was estimated that as few as 400.
1875 20 Cent Proof
In 1875, the first year of the oddly-denominated Twenty Cent piece, the Mint struck coins for circulation and Proofs for sale to collectors. The reported mintage for the Proof 1875 Twenty-Cent piece is 2,790 pieces, which was more than three times that of the other silver Proofs of the year.
1986 Silver Eagle Proof
The 1986-S Prof Silver is the first year of issue for the series. It proved to be extremely popular and the Mint sold over 1.446 million examples. This remained the highest mintage Proof Silver Eagle for the series until 2006. However, in 2006 the Mint produced a Reverse Proof besides the regular Proof Silver Eagle for the year.
1868 Liberty Seated Dollar Proof
In Proof condition, the 1868 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar is a plentiful coin despite a mintage of only 600 pieces, PCGS estimates survival as 550 examples, 525 of which are in Mint State. Less than four percent are Deep Cameos like the one we see here, graded PCGS PR66DC.