The Silver American Eagle coins saw a temporary peak in demand in 2002 that pushed the coin program above the 10-million mark for the first time since 1987. Although it did not establish a new record high mintage figure, the increasing demand experienced in 2002 was a sign of things to come in the future as the Silver Eagle maintained higher average demand in the 2000s than at any other point in its history. Right now, 2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with a PCGS certification.
- Ships to you inside of the PCGS’ protective plastic slabs!
- Seventeenth release of Silver American Eagles!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Includes the image of Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- Features the heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
Each 2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin listed here today is in near-perfect condition according to the PCGS. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and present with no more than two minor detracting flaws. The only acceptable flaws at this grade level or minuscule contact marks or hairlines and those must be located outside the primary focal points of the coin.
Mintage for 2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin was 10,539,026 coins, making it the second-highest mintage behind the 11.44 million coins issued in 1987. It was also the first coin other than the 1987 issue to crack the 10-million mark in terms of mintage. Although subsequent releases in the late 2000s and early 2010s would vastly exceed this, it was clear that the 21st century was bringing with it greater demand for silver bullion.
On the obverse of 2002 Silver American Eagle coins is the image of Walking Liberty. Designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this image originally appeared on the half-dollar coin in circulation between 1916 and 1947.
The reverse face of 2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. Used on American coins dating back to the first-ever releases from the US Mint in 1794, this design was modernized for the Silver Eagles by John Mercanti in 1986.
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