The Silver American Eagle is the silver version of the nation’s official bullion coin series. American Eagle coins were introduced for the first time by the United States Mint in 1986, and the coin program has expanded at various points in its history to answer the demand for various new products within the precious metals industry. Today, Silver.com offers the chance to buy Silver American Eagles with varied years of production in cull condition.
- This listing includes coins with varied years of issue, and all are in cull condition.
- Coins ship in plastic flips.
- Each consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse features Walking Liberty.
- Heraldic eagle graces the reverse.
Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act of 1985, authorizing the production of an official silver bullion coin series for the United States. A similar bill was passed that same year for the gold variant, while a platinum coin was introduced in the late 1990s. Each coin in the series must contain only precious metals sourced from within the United States.
Silver American Eagle coins are available only in a one ounce weight, with bullion and proof versions introduced right away in 1986, and a burnished version of the coin added in 2006 when the series celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Each of the coins available to you in this Silver.com listing is considered a cull product. Coins with a cull condition suffer from any number of maladies, including but not limited to very large scratches, holes, bends, dark toning, pitting, corrosion, retooling, repairs, and even severe marks.
On the obverse you’ll find the image of Walking Liberty. First created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, it depicts Lady Liberty striding toward the setting sun as a symbol of the nation’s drive to always seek out a brighter future.
The reverse features the heraldic eagle design from John Mercanti. The heraldic eagle appeared on the first US coins in the late 1790s, but this is a modern depiction from former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, and depicts the bald eagle behind a shield, with arrows and an olive branch in its talons, as well as 13 stars above its head.
The year of issue and specific condition of your coin will depend upon availability at the time of fulfillment. If you have further questions, please contact Silver.com at 888-989-7223, chat with us live online, or email us.