The Silver American Eagle is the most popular coin in the American Eagle Series from the United States Mint. From the bullion to the proof version, it manages to outsell its gold and platinum counterparts on a yearly basis with ease. Now’s your chance to own a 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle. Right now, 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagles from varied years of issue are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule.
- Struck in every year since 1986 except for 2009!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse depicts Walking Liberty from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
- Reverse includes the heraldic eagle of the United States.
Each of the 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagles in this product listing ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule rather than its original US Mint commemorative box. The coins come from varied years of issue, stretching from 1986 to 2008 and continuing from 2010 to the present. Silver.com does not guarantee the year of issue you’ll receive, as this is determined when your order is fulfilled for shipping.
Proof Silver American Eagle coins have been issued every year alongside the bullion version, with the exception of 2009. Amidst the Great Recession that year, safe haven metal price skyrocketed and demand for gold and silver was up immensely. To meet its legal obligation to strike the Silver American Eagle bullion coin to meet demand, the US Mint used all of its silver blanks to coin the bullion version.
On the obverse of all 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle Coins is the design that graced the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916, the Walking Liberty imagery is meant to represent the nation’s drive toward a brighter future. The specific elements of the design supporting this are Liberty’s figure walking toward the setting sun, wearing the American flag over her shoulders while carrying oak and laurel wreaths in her left hand.
The reverse of the Silver Eagle series features one of the nation’s most iconic designs. Originally introduced in 1794 on the first American coinage, the heraldic eagle has been modified over time to reflect modern coining. This design from John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, was updated in 1986. It features the bald eagle behind the national heraldic shield as it clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
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