2023 American Silver Eagle

Going into 2023, experts on silver expected the metal to perform well due to ongoing inflation in the American economy and constrained supplies, especially for industrial use, with officials from PAMP saying that in January, the metal would reach $30 or more this year. Silver hit a high on May 4 at $26.25 and a low for the year on March 8 at $20.34 per ounce.

2023 American Silver Eagle

Sales of bullion examples of the 2023 American Silver Eagle (Buy on eBay) began as they almost always do, very strong in January—the month the coins are first available. Sales began for these coins on January 10, when sales were 3,499,000, compared to 5 million opening sales the prior year.

Sales in January reached almost 4,000,000 in total, then dropped to 900,000 in each of the next three months and about 1.5 million in May and June. By early October the 2023 bullion total reached 19,445,000 coins, which represents an increase of about 3.5 million coins compared to 2022.

Burnished Uncirculated Coin

The 2023-W Burnished Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (Buy on eBay) was offered for sale starting on May 25 for $76.00 with no mintage, product, or household limit. Opening sales during the first four days for this coin reached 117,135 compared to 143,738 for the 2022-W coin.

Proof Coin

On May 2, the United States Mint began offering the 2023-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Buy on eBay) for sale. It was sold individually for $80.00 each with no product, mintage, or household limit. It was also sold for $82.00 in the 2023 Congratulations Set, with a product limit of 40,000 but no mintage or household limit.

Through March 5, sales reached a total of 420,199, including both single coins and the Congratulations Set plus coins sold to dealers through the Bulk Sales Program, which was 38% less than opening sales the prior year. As of early October, sales were 516,247 coins.

On October 10, the United States Mint began offering 2023-S American Silver Eagle Proof coins with no mintage, product or household limit for $80.00 each. The coin was also available to those who have subscriptions through the U.S. Mint.

First-day sales of this coin were 157,953. That number includes advance retail sales with subscriptions but does not include sales through the Mint’s bulk sales program, which will be available later.

On November 28, the 2023 Limited Edition Silver Proof set goes on sale. It is not known whether that set will include a 2023-W or 2023-S Proof coin or both.

2023 American Silver Eagle Mintages

  • Bullion: 24,593,000
  • Uncirculated (Burnished): 158,866 
  • Proof (W): 559,975
  • Proof (S): 202,558

Mintages based on U.S. Mint sales figures as of December 18, 2023

Coin Specifications

  • Designers: Adolph Weinman (obverse), Emily Damstra (reverse Type 2) 
  • Denomination: $1.00
  • Composition: 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper 
  • Diameter: 40.6 millimeters (1.58 inches) 
  • Weight: 31.101 grams (1.000 ounces) 
  • Thickness: 2.98 millimeters (0.117 inches) 
  • Edge: reeded
  • Mint Mark: none (bullion), “S” (Proof), “W” (Proof, Uncirculated) 

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