There is no single coin in the world more popular right now than the Silver American Eagle. With sales records falling on an annual basis in recent years, the United States Mint is operating its coining presses around the clock to keep up with demand. Today, the 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 32nd consecutive release of the Silver American Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States on the reverse from John Mercanti.
Silver American Eagle sales were soaring to new heights in the midst of the Great Recession. Beginning in 2008, the bullion coin would break single-year sales records in four consecutive years (2008-2011), and seven years in eight including a three-year run from 2013 to 2015.
After more than a decade out of the production cycle for Silver American Eagle bullion coins, the San Francisco Mint was pressed into action in 2011 to help the US Mint cope with sky-high demand for the Silver American Eagle.
The coins were last struck in their bullion form in San Francisco in 1998, but with record demand, the San Francisco Mint began trial strikings in March 2011, with full resumption that spring. The San Francisco Mint merely supplements the production of the West Point Mint.
All 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins available here are perfect specimens according to the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 grade have full, original mint luster and feature no detracting flaws on their surface areas. Early Release coins are those received by the NGC for certification within 30 days of the US Mint’s official 2017 release date for Silver Eagles.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design from 1916 has been the face of the Silver American Eagle’s obverse side since its introduction. Walking Liberty depicts the image of Liberty walking toward the setting sun, indicative of the nation’s desire to move toward a brighter future.
The reverse of the coin features a design from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti. His heraldic eagle design is a modern take on one of the nation’s oldest designs. Mercanti was Chief Engraver at the US Mint from 1986 to 2010, and his other creations include the obverse design of the Platinum American Eagle coin.
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