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.
No image offers a better representation of the United States and the American people than the bald eagle. The Founding Fathers selected the bald eagle as the nation’s official emblem in 1792 because of the bird’s majesty, power, and longevity. Today, the bald eagle is commemorated on numerous coin series and federal agency logos. These 1990 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins are available in uncirculated condition.
- 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.
The Silver American Eagle coin program was authorized by an act of Congress in 1985. The Liberty Coin Act was approved by Congress on July 9, 1985, and the first Silver American Eagle coins rolled out of the US Mint in 1986. The US Congress had authorized the production of the coins as part of a stimulus package to help raise funds for the federal government.
Silver was to be taken from the Defense National Stockpile and minted by the US Mint for sale as commemorative coins. The program was so popular that Congress granted an extension in 2002, and authorized the Treasury Department to purchase additional silver on the open market once silver from the Defense National Stockpile was depleted. This 1990 1 oz Silver American Eagle, and all others, is made only with silver mined in the United States.
Adolph A. Weinman’s image of a walking Lady Liberty is used on the Silver American Eagle. Featured on the obverse side of the 1990 1 oz Silver American Eagle, Lady Liberty can be seen walking toward the setting sun with her right hand outstretched. The word “LIBERTY” is engraved above her head, while the year of minting and the phrase “In God We Trust” is minted below.
On the reverse side of the coin, John Mercanti’s image of a heraldic eagle is included. Mercanti was the US Mint’s chief engraver and designed an image that depicted a bald eagle behind a heraldic shield. The eagle clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Above its head are 13 stars for the 13 original American colonies. Engravings include “United States of America,” the face value, weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
The United States Mint was founded in 1792 by the US Congress when it passed the Coinage Act of 1792. Today, the mint operates four mint facilities and five additional branch locations. The 1990 1 oz. Silver American Eagle coins, and all others in the series, are produced at three locations: the San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint, and the West Point Mint.
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