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 bald eagle has been an official symbol of the United States of America since its adoption as the national emblem in 1782. Revered for its long life, strength, and majestic appearance, the bald eagle is synonymous with America around the globe. Nearly 100 years later, Lady Liberty joined the bald eagle as a symbol of America’s open arms which awaited the arrival of all those persecuted around the globe.
- 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.
Today the bald eagle and Lady Liberty are forever remembered with lasting images on the 1993 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin. The first coin in the series was minted in 1986, and since then all coins have shared the same specs. Each Silver Eagle coin features 1 troy ounce of 99.9% silver and has a $1 USD face value. The 1993 coins in this collection are available in uncirculated condition.
In response to mounting federal deficits and a surplus of silver in the Defense National Stockpile, the administration of President Ronald Reagan began a push in 1981 to use this excess silver to mint a commemorative coin series. The proceeds from the sale of these commemorative coins were designated for use in balancing the federal budget. Although the coin was met with controversy at first, mainly as a result of its deflation of silver values upon release, the coin has become a popular cultural artifact. Today, the 1993 1 oz. Silver American Eagle, and its predecessors and successors, is considered the official silver bullion coin of the United States.
The coin features two images crafted by men exactly 70 years apart. The obverse side of the coin features Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” image. Originally designed for use on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar (produced 1916 to 1947), Lady Liberty has lasted almost 100 years on American coins to grace the obverse side of Silver American Eagles.
On the reverse side of the coin is John Mercanti’s bald eagle design. Crafted in 1986 for use on the Silver American Eagle, the image features a bald eagle with a heraldic shield. In its right talon, the eagle clutches an olive branch in a sign of peace. In its left talon, the eagle clutches arrows signifying its preparation to defend this land. Mercanti is the chief designer at the US Mint.
The commemorative 1993 1 oz. Silver American Eagle and its affiliated coins were minted at three different facilities in the US Mint system. The San Francisco Mint produced the first Silver American Eagles, while the Philadelphia Mint and West Point Mint have also produced the coins over nearly 30 years of production.
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