History of the Coin: The Silver American Eagle was authorized by the Liberty Coin Act of 1985 and was first issued a year later in 1986. The Silver American Eagle is official silver bullion coin of the United States. The coin is struck as only a 1 oz coin of .999 pure silver. It is guaranteed by the United States government and has a nominal face value of $1.
The Silver American Eagle coins have been minted in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and West Point. The bullion version of the coin differs from the proof version in that the bullion version does not have a mintmark. The San Francisco mint produced the coin exclusively until 1998 when the Philadelphia Mint and West Point Mint produced the coins. Now the San Francisco Mint supports the West Point Mint where the majority of Silver American Eagle coins are produced.
The obverse of the coin features one of the most popular designs in the history of American coinage, the Walking Liberty by Adolph A. Weinman. The design originally appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. In addition to the classic design of the Walking Liberty, the obverse features the year of issuance, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The reverse of the coin is John Mercanti’s portrayal of a bald eagle with wings spread and a shield covering the chest of the bird. Thirteen stars representing the original thirteen colonies of the United States are above the eagle’s head. The reverse also has the weight, nominal face value, and the phrase UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Each coin contains 1 oz. of .999 fine Silver
Obverse features the iconic Walking Liberty of Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse of a majestic bald eagle with 13 star representing the original 13 colonies of the United States
Backed by the United States government
Quantities of 500 will come in a sealed Monster Box
Why invest in the coin? The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States and is a favorite among investors and collectors. Silver is a more economical investment for many people looking to diversify their financial portfolios. The Silver American Eagle is guaranteed by the United States Government and because of its popularity is highly liquid. Invest in precious metals with the iconic images of the Silver American Eagle.
*Our supply comes from the Mint in sealed tubes of 20 and boxes of 500 coins. Quantities ordered that are not multiples of 20 may include loose coins that are packaged in bubble wrap, rather than in the original tubes. Minor imperfections can occur during the minting, shipping or handling process. This does not constitute a valid reason for a return.