Compared to other Proof Silver Eagle issues, the 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle has a relatively low population, which is not surprising given its low mintage. With such a modern issue it can generally be assumed that the majority of examples struck still survive, although not all in pristine condition.
The majority of the examples certified by the major grading services fall into the category of near perfection, with a steep drop off at the highest grade level. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or NGC has graded nearly 4,000 examples of the coin, with more than 3,000 receiving the grade of PF 69 Ultra Cameo. The number of coins receiving the highest grade is just over 300 pieces. The Professional Coin Grading Service or PCGS has graded about 2,500 examples with more than 1,600 receiving the grade of PR69DCAM and just over a dozen pieces grading PR70DCAM. It should be noted that the figures for Proof 69 graded examples no doubt include some resubmissions in hopes of attaining the elusive Proof 70 grade.
The popularity of Registry Set collecting has served to increase the desirability and price levels for the small number of coins receiving the highest grade. Raw examples of the 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle with no obvious problems may command prices of around $3,000.
Certified examples in the near perfect grade of PCGS PR69DCAM or NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo may command prices slightly higher, particularly for the PCGS graded coins.
Examples of the 1995-W Proof American Silver Eagle graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo have recently realized prices of $15,000 or more. In a typical year, several examples graded as such may be offered at public auction.
Examples graded PCGS PR70DCAM are much less frequently encountered and command significantly higher prices. In 2010, an example graded as such realized a record price of $40,000. This record was shattered on March 31, 2013, when another example realized the astounding price of $86,654.70. This represented the highest price paid for any American Silver Eagle and solidified the importance of this modern key date rarity.