Please be aware that because these coins are several years old, they may have blemishes and/or imperfections and we cannot not guarantee their exact condition.
The 1987 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin is available in uncirculated condition. Each coin holds a legal tender value of $1 USD and contains one troy ounce of .999 pure silver. There were a total of 12,347,067, 1987 1 oz. Silver American Eagle coins produced. During the first 20 years of this coin series, no single year saw a greater production of Silver American Eagles than 1987. This was also only the second year the coin was produced.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by the United States Mint
- Carries a $1 face value backed by the US government.
- Individual coins ship in plastic sleeves, multiples of 20 ship in mint-sealed tubes and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes.
People around the globe have associated a variety of images with America and American values. No two images are more symbolic of the freedom and strength of America than the Statue of Liberty and bald eagle. Lady Liberty, a gift from the people of France, has stood in the waters off the coast of New York City for more than a century, greeting all who arrive on American shores. The bald eagle, with its strength and majestic appearance, has become a symbol of American might. Both of these images are featured, together, on all Silver American Eagle coins.
When the federal government under President Ronald Reagan sought to lower the deficit and balance the budget, his administration turned to the country’s excess supply of silver to raise money. Legislation was eventually passed in 1985 that paved the way for silver from the Defense National Stockpile to be used in the production of a commemorative coin series that would be sold to the public. These coins have been produced at just three locations in the US Mint system over the years. The San Francisco Mint struck the very first coin, and over the years the Philadelphia Mint and West Point Mint have joined in producing America’s official silver bullion coin.
Adolph A. Weinman and John Mercanti crafted the two images featured on the 1987 1 oz. Silver American Eagle. Weinman’s design, known as “Walking Liberty,” was created in 1916 for use on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Mercanti, the chief designer for the US Mint, created his heraldic bald eagle in 1986 for use on the Silver American Eagle coins.
Weinman’s Lady Liberty is featured on the coin’s obverse. She is seen walking toward the setting sun in the west, with the word “Liberty” over her head and the phrase “In God We Trust” at her heels. On the coin’s reverse, Mercanti’s heraldic eagle clutches an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left. Above its head, 13 stars in a five-point configuration represent America’s original 13 colonies.
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