Silver American Eagles, the official silver bullion coin of the United States, were first minted in 1986 and have since become one of the most collected silver dollar series in the world, with mintages averaging more than 40 million per year. American Eagles are considered to be one of the most beautiful silver coins in the world, so it's no surprise that it's met with overwhelming demand, year after year.
Struck in 1 Oz. of 99.9% pure silver, each stunning coin features exceptional medalist and architectural sculptor Adolph A. Weinman's classic "Walking Liberty" design, first used on the Half Dollar from 1917 to 1947. Weinman's flag-draped Lady Liberty strides confidently toward the sunrise, carrying branches of laurel and oak that symbolize both civil and military glory, while her right hand reaches out to the world.
The reverse displays the original 1986 spread-winged eagle design created by John Mercanti, the 12th and last of the U.S. Mint's Chief Engravers. During his tenure, Mercanti produced more coin and metal designs than any employee in the mint's 223-year history, including the 1984 Olympic $10 gold piece (the first U.S. gold coin struck in 51 years), the 1986 Statue of Liberty silver dollar, the obverse of the 1991 Eisenhower silver dollar, as well as the Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia State Quarters.
U.S. Silver Eagles are now instantly recognizable worldwide as America's current silver dollar. Each 1 Oz. American Silver Eagle dollar is government guaranteed for its 99.9% purity, authenticity, and legal tender status; the American Silver Eagle is also the only silver coin allowed in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). Its long-standing appeal is magnified by its non-reportable status, making Silver Eagles the preferred choice of serious numismatists for assured privacy, safety, and security.
Since their initial release, U.S. Eagle Silver Dollars have appeared in five distinctive finishes: Brilliant Uncirculated, Proof, Burnished, Reverse Proof and Enhanced Uncirculated. Each is spectacular on its own, but savvy numismatists will want at least one of each!
Today's aggressive market has made back-dated issue Silver Eagles difficult to accumulate. Don't miss the chance to secure one or more of these sought-after Eagle Silver Dollars.