There is no coin in the world that has the popularity, by volume, of the Silver American Eagle. Regularly surpassing sales figures of 20 and 30 million annually since 2008, the Silver American Eagle has become a staple of the precious metals marketplace that is unrivaled in demand by any other product. The 2017 Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- 32nd annual release of the Silver American Eagle!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 gilded coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse includes the image of Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman.
- Reverse bears the Heraldic Eagle design from John Mercanti.
Silver American Eagle coins are the official silver bullion product of the United States, and debuted in 1986 from the United States Mint alongside a gold counterpart, the Gold American Eagle. Both coins feature images of Liberty on the obverse and an American bald eagle on the reverse.
For the Silver American Eagle, the US Mint selected Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 design of Walking Liberty. Representative of the nation’s drive toward a brighter future, it includes the image of Liberty walking toward the setting sun. The heraldic eagle of the United States has appeared on coinage since 1794, and was modernized for the Silver Eagle.
Each 2017 Silver American Eagle coin available here has a stunning 24-karat gold layering applied to the Walking Liberty image. Appearing only on the coin’s obverse design, this gilded application adds collectible value and visual brilliance to the coins.
The obverse of the Silver American Eagle coin includes the image of Walking Liberty. Weinman’s design appeared on the nation’s 50-cent piece from 1916 to 1947, and more recently appeared on a stunning 2016 Gold Walking Liberty Half-Dollar centennial coin to mark its 100th anniversary.
On the reverse of the 2017 Silver American Eagle coin you’ll find the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Created and used in various iterations since 1794, this depiction is a modernized visual from John Mercanti. His vision took shape in 1986, his first year on the job as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
All 2017 Silver American Eagle coins available here are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks as a result of striking the blanks during production at the mint.
The United States Mint does not apply colorization or gilded finishes to its coins. These limited-issue Silver Eagles were gilded by Emporium Hamburg, a third-party dealer in Germany.
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