The American Silver Eagle series began in 1985, when President Ronald Reagan signed the Liberty Coin Act into law. Ever since then, the popularity of the American Silver Eagle has become a global sensation. This set of American Silver Eagles includes the first thirty-three issues of this iconic coin, all graded Proof 69 UCAM. In addition to that, these coins have been given Rick Tomaska`s Exceptional Cameo Contrast Seal. This seal is only given to a select group of coins which Rick has personally inspected and deemed to have the finest Cameo Contrast for their year and grade. As an added bonus, included in your order will be a completely free, hand-signed copy of Miles Standish`s award winning American Silver Eagle book!
For the first seven years of the series, Proof American Silver Eagles were struck at the San Francisco Mint. Then from 1993 to 2000, the Mint struck the Proof coins at the Philadelphia Mint, beginning in 2001 all Proof ASE`s came from the West Point Mint displaying a W mintmark. In 2009, the demand for bullion was so high Mint Director at the time, Edmund C. Moy, decided to with-hold the production of the optional Proof American Silver Eagle. Therefore, the 2009 ASE is not included in this set since there were no 2009 Proof American Silver Eagles produced in this year. The 2016 American Silver Eagle included in this set contained a one year only special lettered edge to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the series. This special one-year type design features the words "30th Anniversary" inscribed on the edge.