Silver American Eagle coins have seen unprecedented demand in mintage in the past decade. Driven by the Great Recession and skyrocketing prices of precious metals, even the recent low mintage for the Silver Eagle in 2016 was still well above the pre-recession levels the coin program had experienced during its first two decades of availability. Today, 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available with certification to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in protective plastic slabs courtesy of the PCGS or NGC!
- Introduced in 1986!
- Availability of perfect specimens is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Slab could include various labels.
- Weinman’s design of Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- Mercanti’s depiction of the American heraldic eagle on the reverse.
The Silver American Eagle coin debuted in 1986, and has been struck in every year since that time leading up to the present. While the proof version of the coin did not have an issue in 2009, the bullion coin was immune to that. Facing a shortage of silver blanks, and legally obligated to meet demand for the bullion version, the US Mint shelved the proof Silver Eagle in 2009 to focus on the demand for bullion coins.
To date, the highest mintage on record for the Silver American Eagle coins came in 2015 when some 47 million coins were struck and sold. Though the 2016 issue fell significantly to 37.7 million coins, that number is still the fifth-highest mintage figure in the program’s history behind 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2011 (in order).
All of the 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins in this listing earned a Mint State 70 certification from the PCGS or NGC. Considered a perfect specimen, these coins feature full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws.
Through this Silver.com listing, you are guaranteed a Silver Eagle in perfect condition. Silver.com cannot, however, guarantee the included label, year of issue, or even grading house that certified the coin. Your specific 1 oz Silver Eagle will be chosen from our warehouse when your order is packed for shipping, with your label, year, and grading house determined at that point.
On the obverse of the Silver American Eagle coins is the Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse of all Silver Eagles bears the heraldic eagle design of the United States, refined in 1986 by John Mercanti.
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