Silver American Eagle Coins are available from the United States Mint annually. First issued in 1986, the coins were originally available in bullion and proof options. To mark the 20th anniversary, a third option was introduced in the form of the Burnished American Eagle. The 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- 33rd release of Silver Eagle 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 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Walking Liberty by Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States by John Mercanti on the reverse.
The Silver Eagle coins were authorized by Congress in 1986 and mandated to include silver sourced only from within the United States. That mandate was extended by Congress in 2002, and the US Mint has faced intense demand for the silver coins several times in recent years. The vast majority of the coin’s top-selling years have occurred since the Great Recession.
Prior to 2008, mintage highs were reached in 1987 (11.4 million), 2002 (10.5 million), and 2006 (10.6 million). However, in 2008 the Silver Eagle soared to a mintage of 20.5 million and would increase to new records in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Today, the Silver American Eagle remains the best-selling coin in the world.
On the obverse of all Silver American Eagle coins you’ll notice the design of Walking Liberty. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this figure of Liberty is indicative of the nation’s drive toward a brighter future. Liberty wears the American flag draped over her shoulders and walks with arm outstretched toward the setting sun as it falls behind the mountains on the horizon.
The reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins features the heraldic eagle of the United States. First issued on American coins in 1794, the heraldic eagle of the United States has been modified over time to remain modern and relevant. This particular design is from John Mercanti and was modernized for the Silver Eagle.
All 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins in this listing are in near-perfect condition. Coins in Mint State 69 condition feature full, original mint luster and have a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule hairlines and contact marks found outside the primary focal areas.
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