There are only a few bullion coin programs in the world that can claim decades of production and success in the precious metals industry. The Silver American Eagle is one of the longest running programs to date, and 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the coin’s introduction. Right now, you can purchase a 2016 Silver American Eagle from the PCGS’ First Strike Series in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- 30th anniversary Silver American Eagle coin.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Part of the First Strike Series.
Silver American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 by the United State Mint and the Treasury Department. The silver version of the coin was authorized by Congressional passage of the Liberty Coin Act of 1985, and is part of the larger American Eagle series from the US Mint.
In total, the American Eagle program consists of bullion, proof, and burnished versions of the coin, with the silver and gold variants introduced in 1986, and a platinum coin added to the program later on. The burnished version of the silver and gold coins was introduced in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle series.
Each 2016 Silver American Eagle in this Silver.com listing has a perfect grade from the PCGS. Coins in MS70 condition have their full, original mint luster and lack any detracting flaws on the surface.
In order for coins to be designated as First Strike by the PCGS, the coins must arrive at a PCGS or PCGS-approved depository within the first 30 days of the release date issued by the United States Mint. The coins must arrive in sealed boxes as well.
On the obverse of all Silver American Eagle coins is Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty design, first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin from 1916 to 1947. Former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti designed the heraldic eagle image on the reverse.
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