1986 BU Silver Eagle
First released by the U.S. Mint on November 24th, 1986, American Silver Eagles are considered to be the most popular silver bullion coin among numismatists. This coin marks the beginning of an American currency legend. This particular coin has been graded as “BU.” Each American Silver Eagle is comprised of 1 oz. .999 silver.
Design of the 1986 BU Silver Eagle
The obverse features the Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman, who moved Germany to America at the age of ten. While Weinman produced many designs for various coinage, the Walking Liberty is one of his most popular designs. Lady Liberty is portrayed as walking across the horizon, with the sun and mountain landscape in the background. The coin bears the inscriptions, “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2014.”
Designed by John Mercanti, the reverse features an eagle bearing a shield. The eagle holds an olive branch in his right talons, arrows in his left talons, and a banner in his beak that reads, “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” Thirteen stars are pictured above the eagle. Below the eagle’s left talons are the initials of John Mercanti. The reverse bears the inscriptions, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.”
Why add the 1986 BU Silver Eagle to your collection?
This coin celebrates the beginning of one of the most popular numismatic productions in the world. What better way to start a hobby than with the beginning? Avoid missing out on this piece of American history and order yours today!
|Year of Issue:||1986|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|