The second year of the Silver American Eagle coin program saw the coin produced in one of the highest mintages in program history. After just one year on the market at this point, the Silver American Eagle was proving immensely popular with both investors and collectors. Today is your chance to purchase a 1987-S 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin on Silver.com with a perfect certification from the NGC.
- Only 606 coins earned this certification and designation for 1987!
- Second ever release of the Silver American Eagle proof coin.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a Proof 70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Includes an “S” mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.
One year into production of the Silver American Eagle, and the United States Mint had a clear winner on its hands with the new official silver bullion coin of the nation. Silver American Eagle mintage in 1986 totaled 6.8 million coins, with 5.3 million bullion and 1.4 million proof coins struck.
While the 1986 proof mintage stands as the highest single-year mintage in the history of the Silver American Eagle, these 1987-S Silver American Eagle proofs are the third-highest mintage at 904,732 for the year. That trails only 1987 and 2011’s mintage figures.
Each 1987 Silver American Eagle in this Silver.com listing earned a perfect proof certification of PF70 from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
The Ultra-cameo, or UCAM, designation is reserved for coins with a stark contract between the design sets and background fields. The matte, frosted finish on the design set gives it the appearance of floating above the coin’s mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of all Silver American Eagle coins is the image of Walking Liberty, originally created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States, modernized and refined specifically for this coin in 1986 by then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
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