The year 2016 is a magical year for the United States Mint as its most popular product lineup, the American Eagle, celebrates 30 years of production. The Gold and Silver Eagle coins were introduced in 1986, making this the 30th consecutive year of production for the bullion version of the coin. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2016 Silver American Eagle bullion coin in perfect condition.
- 30th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle.
- Arrives in a protective slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $ (USD) by the United States government.
- Mint State 70 grade issued by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle graces the reverse.
Silver American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 with bullion and proof versions available. Although 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the Silver Eagle, not all versions of the coin have been produced throughout its 30 year history. The proof coin, though introduced in 1986, was not struck in 2009. The burnished version was introduced in 2006, making this the 10th anniversary of the burnished Silver American Eagle.
The 2016 Silver American Eagles available for purchase today are considered perfect specimens by the PCGS. Any coin with an MS70 grade has its full, original luster from the mint and bears no detracting flaws on any of its surfaces.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design was chosen for use on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle coin in 1986. One of the greatest designs in the history of American coinage, the Walking Liberty image depicts Lady Liberty as she strides confidently toward the setting sun, an American flag draped around her shoulders, searching for a brighter future.
The reverse of the coin is a modern depiction of the heraldic eagle, which first appeared on US coins as early as the 1790s. This modern interpretation was designed by then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti in 1986. Mercanti retired from his post in 2010, and it remains vacant to this date. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. A Silver.com associate is available at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, or via email.