The Silver American Eagle is the best-selling coin in the precious metals industry. In 2014 the US Mint saw a record fall with 44 million in sales, only to be bested in 2015 by sales of 47 million. Now, for 2016 the US Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of this beloved coin series. The 2016 Silver American Eagle coin is available today on Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 30th anniversary year for the Silver American Eagle.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features the Walking Liberty design.
- Reverse includes the heraldic eagle of the United States.
Silver American Eagle bullion coins have the best sales volume of any coin in the world right now. Unsteady economic markets and rising silver prices have driven demand for these coins to new heights.
For 2016, the United States Mint marks the milestone 30th anniversary for the nation’s official silver bullion coin. While the bullion version of the coin features no changes, the mint is commemorating the date with a first-time use of edge lettering on the proof version of the coin.
The obverse of the 2016 Silver American Eagle coin features the Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. Designed in 1916 at a time when the nation’s currency was undergoing revitalization and modernization, Weinman’s Walking Liberty design became a standard-bearer for American coin design. It featured on the nation’s half-dollar coin until 1947.
On the reverse of all 2016 Silver American Eagle coins is John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design. This design has been on American coins multiple times since 1794, but Mercanti’s version for the Silver American Eagle was refined in 1986 for use on the series.
Each 2016 Silver American Eagle coin listed here today is a Mint State 69 product according to the NGC. Considered near-perfect, these coins have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited in scope to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
All Silver American Eagle coins are a product of the United States Mint. Bullion coins have struck at the West Point Mint solely since 2001, but due to demand are now being struck on a supplemental basis at the San Francisco Mint as well.
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