It is hard to top the popularity and sales figures of the Silver American Eagle. The official silver bullion coin of the United States is struck annually by the United States Mint, and has set sales records in six of the last nine sales years on record now through 2016. Today, the 2017 Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you as a perfect specimen online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 32nd-ever issue of the Silver American Eagle coin.
- 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 Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States by John Mercanti on the reverse.
In 1986 the United States Mint and the Treasury Department struck the very first Silver Eagle coins at the San Francisco Mint facility during a special ceremony. The director of the mint overseeing the striking famously quipped that with the introduction of this coin he was initiating the “great California silver rush of 1986.”
Today the Silver American Eagle has grown to become the single most popular bullion coin in the world in terms of demand and mintage volume. Though numbers ebbed and flowed historically, the United States Mint has set three consecutive production records from 2013 to 2015, with a stunning 47 million coins produced in 2015 alone, more than the total number produced from 1986 to 2012.
All of these 2017 Silver American Eagle coins are a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with an MS70 grade have their full, original mint luster and lack any type of detracting flaws on the surface.
On the obverse of all 2017 Silver American Eagle coins is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. First used on the iconic Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947, the image shows a full-length depiction of Liberty as she strides toward the setting sun with an American flag draped over her shoulders.
The reverse of the 2017 Silver American Eagle coin was designed by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti. His modern vision of the heraldic eagle features an American bald eagle set behind the nation’s heraldic shield, with 13 stars arranged in a triangle above its head as a representation of the country’s original colonies.
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