The Silver American Eagle is perhaps the most iconic coin in the precious metals industry today. Introduced in 1986, the Silver American Eagle celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016, and now’s your chance to own one. For a limited time, Silver.com has the 2016 Silver American Eagle coin available with a perfect certification and commemorative 30th Anniversary Label from the NGC.
- 30th annual striking of the Silver American Eagle!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Features a 30th Anniversary Label.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
Silver American Eagle coins were introduced by the United States Mint in 1986 as part of the larger American Eagle coin series. The gold variant featured two versions (bullion and proof) and four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz), while the Silver American Eagle was available only in 1 oz. in the bullion and proof versions.
Today the United States Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Silver Eagle. Each of the 2016 Silver American Eagles in this listing has a Mint State 70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and lack flaws of any kind of the surface.
In order for these coins to earn the First Day Issue designation, they had to arrive at the NGC or an approved NGC depository with the first 24 hours of the release date set by the US Mint. Alternatively, coins could arrive within 24 hours of the postmark on the box as long as it was the date of release set by the Mint.
On the obverse is the Walking Liberty design created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. His depiction was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947 and is considered one of the finest designs in American history.
Former-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti created the heraldic eagle design on the reverse. Mercanti’s first project as Chief Engraver was the Silver American Eagle design. He held this post from 1985 to 2010, and it has yet to be filled following his departure.
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