We are excited to release the twenty first coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. The twenty first coin we present, CollecTons Keepers #21 in Series, features the rare 2006-P Reverse Proof American Eagle Silver Dollar. Why is the 2006-P Reverse Proof American Eagle Silver Dollar a Coin Worth Keeping?
The American Silver Eagle is the official bullion of the United States and 2006 marked the 20th anniversary of the coin series. It is also the first time that the U.S. Mint issued a coin with a "Reverse Proof" finish. It is therefore known as a key date coin and one that every serious collector should obtain for their collection.
The American Eagle Silver Bullion Program is one of the most successful coin programs from the U.S. Mint. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary the mint created a 3 coin set, each containing one proof specimen, one uncirculated specimen and one reverse proof specimen. The mint only created 248,875 of the specimens in reverse proof and they were only available in the three coin set. The Reverse Proof finish is struck in much the same way as a proof coin. A modern proof coin generally has a mirror like finish on the background and the raised portions are usually frosted. The 2006-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle is the first U.S. coin to have the reverse proof finish, which has a frosted background and a mirror like finish on all of the raised portions of the coin.
The design for the obverse of the coin was taken from Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty", a design that is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful in modern United States coinage. The reverse heraldic eagle design was specifically created for the coin by John Mercanti.
Today, the 2006-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Dollar is highly sought after. It is the first reverse proof coin from the U.S. Mint and represents the 20th Annversary of the American Eagle Bullion program.
What makes the Collectons Keepers program special?
- Year: 2006
- Mints: Philadelphia
- Mintage: 248,875
- Designers: Adolph A. Weinman (obverse), John Mercanti (reverse)
- Composition: 99.93% silver, .07% copper
- Weight: 31.101 grams (1.000 troy ounce)
- Diameter: 40.6mm
- Thickness: 2.98mm
- Edge: Reeded
- Finish: Reverse Proof
- Face Value: 1 Dollar
Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACS certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper.
Collect one or collect the entire series!