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 medal 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.
American Silver Eagles have legal tender status with a face value of $1 and are government guaranteed as 1 Troy oz. of 99.9% pure silver. Silver eagles have a diameter of 40.6mm and a weight of 31.1 grams.
The American Silver Eagle is 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.
Yes, Silver Eagles are available in Monster boxes allowing you to conveniently add 500 troy oz. of silver at a low premium over spot. Each Silver Eagle Monster Box boasts 25 tubes of 20 American Silver Eagle Coins.
Since their initial release, U.S. Eagle Silver Dollars have appeared in five distinctive finishes:
A year-by-year list of silver eagle mintage figures is available in our InfoVault: Mintages of Silver Eagles by Year.