Two major United States Mint products launched last week, the 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar.
“W” Proof Silver Eagles have been lacking some luster for collectors in recent years. Fewer and fewer are selling. This year’s edition, released Jan. 9, is having an even harder time getting traction — at least so far.
The collectible posted 7-day starting sales of 205,389 pieces. Other world mints would envy such a tally in an annual series. For the U.S. Mint, however, it represents the slowest start for the program in over the last decade.