The 2006 silver eagles have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

2006 Silver Eagle

Specifications

Type: American Silver Eagle
Year: 2006
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 99.9% silver
Total Weight: 1 troy oz.
Current Silver Bullion Value: $16.63

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the American silver eagle series, the US minted several different silver eagles for the year 2006. The US minted the 2006 silver eagle with no mint mark, the 2006 W burnished silver eagle, the 2006 W proof silver eagle, and the 2006 P reverse proof silver eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. Each proof coin originally comes in a US Mint issued velvet box and a certificate of authorization (COA).

The burnished silver eagle debuted this year and these coins have a unique look to them. Burnished coins have a matte-like finish and they appear less shiny.

The reverse proof silver eagle is a special edition coin that has a brilliant mirror-like appearance. The 2006 reverse proof silver eagle has the second lowest mintage in all of the proof silver eagle series. You could only buy these coins as part of a three-piece set that also included a standard proof silver eagle and a burnished silver eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2006 West Point 10,676,522
2006 W, Burnished West Point 468,020
2006 W Proof West Point 1,092,477
2006 P Reverse Proof Philadelphia 248,875

Value

This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The current spot price of silver is $16.63 per ounce as of December 10, 2019. Therefore $16.63 is the current melt value of this coin.

The 2006 silver eagle with no mint mark is worth around $25 in uncirculated condition.

The 2006 W silver eagle with the burnished finish is worth around $75 in uncirculated condition.

The 2006 W proof silver eagle is worth around $65.

Lastly the 2006 P reverse proof silver eagle is the most rare and valuable series. This coin is worth around $160.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

2007 Silver Eagle
2005 Silver Eagle
2004 Silver Eagle