The Silver American Eagle coin from the United States Mint is the top-selling bullion coin in the world. From 2008 to 2015, the Silver Eagle faced such intense demand that it set new sales records in seven years, with a run of four-straight years followed by a run of three straight years of increases in that time. Today, 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available in perfect condition at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 33rd issue of Silver Eagle coins from the United States Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman.
- Reverse includes the heraldic eagle of the United States.
From 2008 to 2015, there was no coin in the world that could touch the demand of the Silver American Eagle. In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, the coins set sales records each year. In that time, the mintage rose from 20.5 million in 2008 to 40.02 million in 2011. There was an off year in 2012, but demand rebounded to 42.675 million in 2013 and peaked at 47 million in 2015.
The 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin in this listing is available with a perfect grade from the NGC. A Mint State 70 coin feature full, original mint luster and bears no detracting flaws on its surface areas.
On the obverse of Silver American Eagle Coins is the image of Walking Liberty. Her image is depicted in full-figure relief as she walks from right to left across the coin’s design field. Her right arm is held outstretched toward the setting sun as she walks toward the horizon, the American flag is draped over her shoulders as she does so.
Adolph A. Weinman created the image of Walking Liberty in 1916. It was chosen during a US Mint artistic competition in the early 20th century as the US Mint sought to revitalize the imagery of all American coinage. Walking Liberty appeared on the nation’s half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947, when it was replaced by an effigy of Benjamin Franklin.
The reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins includes the design of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Revamped in 1986 by John Mercanti, the now-retired Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, this design includes the American bald eagle behind the national shield with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other.
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