Along with the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf and Silver Austrian Philharmonic, the American Eagle is one of the most popular silver coins in the world. The coins bear the image of classic American symbols: the bald eagle and Lady Liberty. Today, you can own a proof coin from the first minting year with the 1986-S 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins from Silver.com. These coins have a PF70 grading from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Coins with a PF70 grade are considered perfectly struck proofs. The UCAM designation signifies these coins have a frosted design over a deeply mirrored background field.
Congress laid the foundation for the Silver American Eagle coin in 1985. The first coins were struck and distributed in 1986. The San Francisco Mint was a primary facility in the production of these coins when they were first introduced, though all four primary facilities have had a hand in the production of these coins. Adolph A. Weinman, an artist and student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, created the Walking Liberty image in 1916. The image is used on the obverse, while John Mercanti’s heraldic image is featured on the reverse.
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