Why purchase this 2022-W American Silver Eagle Proof?
The Type 2 Proof Silver Eagle made its debut in mid-2021. The original “Heraldic Eagle” reverse design of John Mercanti was replaced by a “Eagle Landing” design by Emily Damstra. Other changes included the introduction of a security feature, an interrupted serrated edge, and the inclusion of Adolph Weinman’s artist mark on the obverse. This 2022-W Proof Silver Eagle is being issued in just the second year of issue of the Type 2 design in the history of this popular series.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
- This Silver Eagle was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- This piece bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- 2022 is the second year of issue of the Type 2 Proof Silver Eagle.
- The coin has an interrupted reeded edge, a security feature introduced in mid-2021.
- Emily Damstra’s Eagle Landing design replaced John Mercanti’s adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States in mid-2021.
- Adolph Weinman’s artist mark is included on the obverse.
- This coin comes in its original U.S. Mint packaging, which includes a certificate of authenticity.
Featuring the Patriotic Eagle Landing Design of Emily Damstra
Obverse: The obverse design comes from Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The early morning sun is just beginning to rise as Liberty carries laurel and oak branches while draped in the American flag. Her name, “LIBERTY,” is inscribed on this face, as are the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2022.” Adolph Weinman immigrated to the United States from Germany. He was one of the most important contributors to America’s early 20th century numismatic renaissance.
Reverse: Sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, Emily Damstra’s reverse design features an eagle spreading its wings as it prepares to land with an oak branch in its talons. To the right just inside the rim inscriptions is the statutory motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” Inscriptions along the rim read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER.” Emily Damstra is a University of Michigan graduate who has her M.F.A. from the prestigious institution. Her designs have appeared on numerous American coins since 2017.