The Silver American Eagle celebrates 30 years of continuous production in 2016, and the latest Silver Eagles from the United States Mint are now available for purchase. While the coin’s design and style have remained the same since 1986, there are unique versions of the coin available in small mintages each year. Today, the 2016 Silver American Eagle Coin is available on Silver.com with a 24-karat gold gilded finish.
- 30th anniversary of the Silver Eagle!
- Coin features a 24-karat gold layer on the primary design sets.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
In 1986 the United States Mint introduced the Silver American Eagle as part of the larger American Eagle series. That year the mint unveiled a gold and silver bullion coin, and the Silver American Eagle has gone on to become the single most popular coin in the world today. A record 47 million Silver Eagles were sold in 2015 alone.
The 2016 Silver American Eagles in this Silver.com listing feature a stunning gilded finish. Both the Walking Liberty design on the obverse and the heraldic eagle on the reverse have a layer of 24-karat gold on the surface, creating a stark contrast between silver and gold on this coin.
Each Silver American Eagle available today is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. A BU coin exhibits no signs of wear and tear on its surfaces, though you may notice flaws such as contact marks from striking, spotted surfaces, or breaks in the luster.
On the obverse is the image of Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman. The gilded finish is visible on the image of Liberty, as well as the setting sun that she is featured walking toward in this depiction. Weinman created this design in 1916 for use on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
The reverse bears the heraldic eagle from former-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti. Only the shield and the eagle have the gilded finish on this side of the coin. This design was Mercanti’s first in the post of Chief Engraver, a position he held until retirement in 2010.
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