The 1916 half-dollar became popular for featuring Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty. However, you will now also find this beauty on the obverse of the 2006 American Eagle Silver coin from the US Mint.
Introduced to the world in 1986, the American Eagle is extremely popular among collectors and also investors. It is best known for its unique design but that?s not all that this beauty has to offer.
According to an official statement, ?The United States Mint produces proof versions of the American Eagle Coins for Collectors. The American Eagle Proof program was first introduced in 1986 with the sale of gold and silver proof coins. Platinum was later added to the American Eagle Proof line-up in 1997.?
This coin is made using a unique minting process that involves special dies. Burnished coin blanks are manually fed into presses. The process can be slow but is very reliable.
Each coin is individually stuck several times so that the images are neat and detailed. Once done, they?re scrutinized by inspectors wearing white gloves.
Coins that pass the test are placed in protective plastic capsules. They come mounted in a satin-lined velvet presentation case with an authenticity certificate.
Available in one ounce size, the coin is heavily in demand and can be bought from dealers and online.