$86,654 for 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle Sets World Record at Auction

April 8th, 2013 by

(image courtesy CoinWeek)

(image courtesy CoinWeek)

A perfect specimen of the 1995-W proof American Silver Eagle set a world record for an American Silver Eagle. Graded PR70DCAM (Proof 70 Deep Cameo) by PCGS, the coin was the subject of a heated bidding war before going to an unnamed East Coast collector. PCGS has only graded eight 1995-W proof Silver Eagles PR70

The 1995-W proof Silver Eagle is by far the rarest in the series, as it was only available as part of a 4-coin Gold Eagle set minted for the 10th anniversary of the American Eagle program. There were only 30,125 of these sets released. This Silver Eagle is listed in the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins by NGC, as well as in the “Top 100 Modern Coin” list by PCGS.

(source: CoinWeek)