Produced since 1986, the American Silver Eagle continues to prove its validity as one of the most popular choices for silver bullion world-wide. With its purity, weight and content assured by the United States Government, you can put your mind at ease, knowing this one ounce coin will make for a smart and secure investment. Each Silver Eagle contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The obverse of each coin features the iconic and elegant Lady Liberty, while the reverse depicts the grandeur of America’s national bird, the bald eagle. All 1 oz Silver Eagles have a face value of $1, although they are independently traded based on their silver content and rarity. Coins can be purchased individually and arrive in protective, plastic flips. Bulk options include tubes of 20 or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (25 tubes). With over 531 million minted since the series’ inception nearly 35 years ago, you can be certain that the American Silver Eagle is an investment you can rely on.
Silver Eagle Highlights:
- Beautifully crafted with a rich history
- Each coin bears a face value of $1
- Produced by the United States Mint since 1986
- Purity, weight and content all backed by the U.S. Government
- Dates of mintage may vary due to available stock
- Contains one troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
- Individual coins arrive in a protective, plastic flip
- Bulk options include tubes of 20 or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (25 tubes)
- Popular choice among investors and collectors
- IRA approved
- Recommended Supplies: 40mm Airtite Capsule, Capsule Tube, US Mint Silver Eagle Tube
History of the American Silver Eagle Coin
The United States Mint has an impressive history that can attest to the quality and excellence of any of their products. Founded in the late 18th century, shortly after the achievement of American independence, the Philadelphia branch was originally a division of the State Department. However, it was granted autonomous agency status in 1799. Today, the Mint boasts four facilities across the country: Philadelphia (1792), San Francisco (1854), Denver (1863) and most recently West Point (1988). The West Point branch was originally built to serve as a storage unit; however, it now strikes American Eagles in gold, silver and platinum variants. While the Mint is primarily known for their production of legal coinage, they are also responsible for creating Congressional and commemorative medals, as well as the proper disbursement of gold and silver across the country. The U.S. Mint began their American Eagle program in 1986, and it continues to be one of the most successful around the world. Over 531 million Silver Eagles have been produced since the series began nearly four decades ago.
American Silver Eagle Design
The design of the Silver Eagle is easily one of the most recognized around the world. The obverse features Lady Liberty, facing to the left with her arm outstretched. Her other hand holds a bundle of laurel and oak, a symbol that embodies American pride. Stars and stripes adorn her gown, as she strides into the impending sunrise, visible in the lower left-hand corner. This patriotic design is based on Alfred A. Weinman’s popular artwork used on the Walking Liberty half dollar, introduced in 1916. “Liberty”, “In God We Trust” and the year are additionally engraved. The reverse image was designed by John M. Mercanti, an American sculptor who acted as the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver until his retirement in 2010. A shielded eagle is depicted, holding an olive branch in one talon with arrows clutched in the other. In his beak he holds a banner with the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” or “Out of Many, One” inscribed. The eagle has long been an American symbol of pride, patriotism and prestige. Thirteen stars are seen overhead, representing the 13 original colonies. “United States of America”, “1 oz. Fine Silver” and “One Dollar” encircle the circumference. The diameter is 1.598 inches with reeded edging.
Composition of the American Silver Eagle 1 oz Coin
Easily one of the most popular silver coins in the world, the 1 oz Silver Eagle is composed of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Each coin measures 1.598 inches in diameter, complete with the familiar, reeded edging. The content and purity of all Silver Eagles is guaranteed by the United States Government.
Silver Eagle Coin Packaging
Individual American Silver Eagles will arrive in protective, plastic flips, so you can be sure they are stored safely and securely. Bulk options include tubes of 20 or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (25 total tubes). All American Silver Eagles provided in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Why Buy American Silver Eagles?
As one of the most recognized silver coins in the world, the beauty and confidence carried by each and every American Silver Eagle makes it a worthwhile investment and a great addition to any silver collection. It’s lasting popularity makes it a desirable commodity among bullion beginners and coin connoisseurs alike. With silver continuing to be one of the steadiest investments available, the Silver Eagle is a great way to protect yourself and your loved ones from deteriorating economic trends. Additionally, all Silver Eagles are IRA approved. There are a lot of investment options out there, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to help you make the right choice for your future.