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Silver American Eagles through the years. Lots of Pictures.

CajunpoorguyCajunpoorguy Posts: 28 ✭✭
edited November 22, 2020 3:11PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Just finished Imaging these today. It's neat to see the variation of surfaces back from the 1980s, up through 2020. Both Proofs and Business strikes are very different, even though the design hasn't changed much.

1986 PCGS MS69

1987 PCGS MS69

1988 PCGS MS69

1989 PCGS MS69

1990 PCGS MS69

1991 PCGS MS69

1992 PCGS MS69

1993 PCGS MS69

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998 PCGS MS69

1999 PCGS MS69

2000

2001 PCGS MS69

2002 PCGS MS69

2003 PCGS MS69

2004 PCGS MS69

2005 PCGS MS69

2006 PCGS MS69

2006-W PCGS SP69

2007 PCGS MS69

2007-W PCGS SP69

2008 PCGS MS69

2008-W

2008-W Rev 2007

2009 PCGS MS69

2010 PCGS MS70

2011 PCGS MS70

2011-S

2011-W PCGS SP69

2012 PCGS MS69

2012-W

2013

2013-W PCGS SP69

2013-W Enh Mint State PCGS SP70

2014 PCGS MS70

2014-W PCGS MS70

2015 PCGS MS70

2015-W

2016

2016-W

2017 PCGS MS70

2017-W

2018 PCGS MS70

2018-W

2019 PCGS MS70

2019-W PCGS SP70

2020 PCGS MS70

1986-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1987-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1988-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1989-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1990-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1991-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1992-S PCGS PR69DCAM

1993-P

1994-P

1995-P

1995-W

1996-P PCGS PR69DCAM

1997-P

1998-P PCGS PR69DCAM

1999-P PCGS PR69DCAM

2000-P PCGS PR69DCAM

2001-W

2002-W

2003-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2004-W PCGS PR70DCAM

2005-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2006-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2007-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2008-W

2010-W

2011-P Rev Pr

2011-W

2012-S

2012-S Rev Pr

2012-W PCGS PR70DCAM

2013-W

2013--W Rev Pr PCGS PR69

2014-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2015-W PCGS PR69DCAM

2016-W PCGS PR70DCAM

2017-S

2017-W PCGS PR70DCAM

2018-S

2018-W PCGS PR70DCAM

2019-S

2019-W

2019-S Enhanced Rev Pr.

2019-W Enhanced Rev Pr. PCGS PR70

2020-W

Comments

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These are great images!!! I was going to quote you just to duplicate the whole thing!!!! LOL....just kidding.

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 2,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are great images!! It was nice to reminisce on the older ones. 🙂

    Ken
  • CoinMeisterCoinMeister Posts: 358 ✭✭✭

    Those are great images! THE 2006 has some interesting gold toning. The 2019-W ERP is a gem!

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 95 ✭✭✭
    edited November 21, 2020 6:21PM

    The 2013 W enh obverse would look great right next to the 2019 W enh obverse in one image. Like mirror images of each other

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice ones!

  • Onastone, please don't quote the op. Lol

  • Bearcave, I tend to like the 80s sae proofs with a deeper relief in the fields. Kind of gives it a bowl mirror effect. The business strikes seem deeper in relief from the fields to the rims and have an overall more Pl appearance.

  • Coinmeister, thanks! The 2006 does have a bit of light gold. Prolly will go back into the wild to match the set.

  • Great pictures. I am starting out my 2013 ASE collection. I got to say the 2019-W Enhanced Reversed Proof is unique.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 3,367 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks!

  • rickoricko Posts: 77,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is an amazing post.... I had no idea they varied that much. I have the series up until 2008, when I stopped... I must go back and look at some of these and compare them to yours. The ASE is a truly beautiful coin. Maybe I will start the series up again and complete it. Cheers, RickO

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about some SAE error coins ....

  • @ErrorsOnCoins are those hair-like things when fibres get in the dies? never seen that stuff before - really cool

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 2013 is struck thru and struck in fibers of some type.

    The 1995 is struck in wires.

    The others are struck in or struck thru plastic.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 13,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    The 2013 is struck thru and struck in fibers of some type.

    The 1995 is struck in wires.

    The others are struck in or struck thru plastic.

    What do you mean by "struck in" plastic?

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    The 2013 is struck thru and struck in fibers of some type.

    The 1995 is struck in wires.

    The others are struck in or struck thru plastic.

    What do you mean by "struck in" plastic?

    The first coin I posted, the 2019, has plastic struck into and retained into coin.

    Struck thru plastic coins are coins that were struck thru plastic, but the plastic is not retained with the coin and fell off.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    How about some SAE error coins ....

    What are those lines of fiber? Silver coated fibers or just loose drippings of silver???

  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not sure of what type of fibers that are struck thru. There is a little bit of fiber struck into the coin as well. I can not determine what the fiber is, but it sure looks like threads.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 13,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    The 2013 is struck thru and struck in fibers of some type.

    The 1995 is struck in wires.

    The others are struck in or struck thru plastic.

    What do you mean by "struck in" plastic?

    The first coin I posted, the 2019, has plastic struck into and retained into coin.

    Struck thru plastic coins are coins that were struck thru plastic, but the plastic is not retained with the coin and fell off.

    Thanks,

  • Ricko, thanks. I appreciate it. We were really looking to just buy silver, but putting a set together just sounded funner. I never paid much attention to SAEs before so as we started getting them in, the noticeable difference in different eras of SAEs was interesting to us. The 80s through early 90s business strikes have a deeper relief and a bit more pl. The proofs have a higher relief as well. Getting into the 90s proofs, their frost has almost a satiny glow to them. By the 2000s, heavy frost on the business strikes and much lower relief. The proofs still have a satiny luster. Come the later 2010+ years and getting closer to now, the luster on the business strikes is flatter but less frosted than the mid 2000s. The 2017 proofs on up to current have a very grainy frost on a low relief, which makes them a bit more difficult to image. In addition to all the sub-sets, multiple branches making proofs, and sub-issues of lower mintage make the more modern ones a tad more difficult to navigate. All being said, its a very attainable set to complete, except for 3 or 4 coins. And I appreciate the variations over the years of coins like this. I don't see why more people see this set as the closest our Era has to what the Morgan and Peace dollars were 110 years ago.

  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭✭

    Concur

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  • BochimanBochiman Posts: 25,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    How about some SAE error coins ....

    So, instead of showcasing those in their own thread, with their own title, where people could more easily find them if interested, better to hijack someone else's thread to "show them off"?

    Not sure why people on the forum tend to do that....a lot of folks won't create threads to show off their coins so others can enjoy them, but they WILL hijack threads that others make and start posting their own coins....

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  • BochimanBochiman Posts: 25,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As for the different finishes....very noticeable when looking at a set in a dansco or something.
    I noted this is a thread a handful of years ago.

    Sadly, since they are SAEs, and many consider them just bullion, not that many people care.
    Personally, I like the finish on the early years as well as the satiny finish circa 2005

    I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment

  • Bochiman,

    The fact that alot of people say its just boullion (as I thought years ago), seems to be a great advantage to those wanting to do the set. Less demand for what you'd be putting together. And people really didn't care for Morgans during circulation back then while the few that did put sets together, made it attainable at the time. Jump forward to the 1960s and 70s and alot of morgans were basically thought of as boullion coins. I mean, right now you can get common dates SAEs in pcgs ms69 about $10 more than buying a run of the mill sae for boullion. I do think there will be alot of future value in the set above boullion prices. Which, silver is still way off kilter compared to gold.

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