There is no coin from the United States Mint that garners more interest or generates more sales than the Silver American Eagle. As of 2016, the Silver Eagle has broken its annual sales records in six of the last nine years it was released by the mint. The 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is available online now at Silver.com with a near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 32nd consecutive release of the Silver American Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- 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 Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States on the reverse from John Mercanti.
Introduced in 1986, the Silver American Eagle has seen various ups and downs in its popularity over the course of decades of availability. The coins feature .999 fine silver content and contain exactly One Troy ounce of the precious metal, both of which are guaranteed by the United States government and established by the Liberty Coin Act signed by Congress.
When the Silver American Eagle was introduced, it was available in a bullion and proof version. The bullion coins were struck by the San Francisco Mint from 1986 until 1998, followed by two years at the Philadelphia Mint. Since 2001, the Silver Eagle bullion coin has been produced at the West Point Mint.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle is the stunning image of Walking Liberty. Her depiction includes a full-figure representation of Liberty as she walks toward the setting sun, holding oak and olive laurels to represent the nation’s civic and military prowess, and wearing the American flag around her shoulders.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle includes the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Featuring an American bald eagle set behind the nation’s heraldic shield, the eagle clutches arrows in one talon and olive branches in the other. This is the creation of John Mercanti, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1986 to 2010, and is a modernized version of a design that originated on American coins in 1794.
All 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins listed here are near-perfect coins from the PCGS. Coins with an MS69 grade show full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor flaws, which are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines. First Strike coins must arrive at the PCGS for certification within 30 days of the 2017 issue date set by the US Mint for Silver Eagles.
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