There is no coin from the United States Mint that garners more interest or generates more sales than the Silver American Eagle. In 2013, the Silver American Eagle again broke a bullion sales record with a total of 42.6 million coins struck and sold to investors. Today, the San Francisco Mint version of the 2013 Silver American Eagle bullion coin is available in near-perfect condition on Silver.com.
- There were 27,015 coins that earned this certification in 2013!
- 28th striking of the Silver American Eagle bullion coin!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s near-perfect condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully supported by the US government.
- Earned a grade of MS69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- The iconic Heraldic Eagle of the US graces the reverse.
- Struck by the San Francisco Mint.
Silver American Eagle sales were soaring to new heights in the midst of the Great Recession. Beginning in 2008, the bullion coin would break single-year sales records in four consecutive years (2008-2011), and seven years in eight including a three-year run from 2013 to 2015.
After more than a decade out of the production cycle for Silver American Eagle bullion coins, the San Francisco Mint was pressed into action in 2011 to help the US Mint cope with sky-high demand for the Silver American Eagle.
The coins were last struck in their bullion form in San Francisco in 1998, but with record demand, the San Francisco Mint began trial strikings in March 2011, with full resumption that spring. The San Francisco Mint merely supplements the production of the West Point Mint.
On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, introduced in 1916 on the nation’s half-dollar coin. The reverse features a modernized version of the heraldic eagle. Originally used as early as 1794 on American coinage, this particular version is from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, whose version debuted in 1986 on the first Silver American Eagle coins.
The 2013-S Silver American Eagle coins in this product listing from Silver.com have Mint State 69 grades from the NGC. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Although produced in San Francisco, bullion Silver American Eagles bear no mint marks, so you’ll find no “S” mint mark on these coins.
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