Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty" featuring Lady Liberty gliding confidently toward the sun. Design originally from the 90% silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar issued in the United States from 1916-1947.
American Eagle silver bullion coins were first released by the U.S. Mint in November 1986 under the Liberty Coin Act, passed the year before. Minted each year since, the American Silver Eagle coin was first created in the San Francisco Mint, then the Philadelphia Mint and now West Point. The U.S. Mint also produces collectors' proof sets each year.
Each American Silver Eagle consists of 1 troy ounce of US government certified .999 Fine Silver, and may be included in a self-directed precious metal IRA.
- Mint: U.S. Mint (West Point)
- Type: Bullion (Investment), uncirculated or proof sets (Numismatic/Collectors)
- Silver Content: 0.999 fine silver
- Diameter: 40.6 mm in diameter (1.598 in.)
- Thickness: 2.98 mm (0.1193 in.)
- Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103g)
- Face Value: $1.00
- Coin Highlights:
- Mintage: Annual
- First released by the US Mint in 1986
- Considered official silver bullion coin of the United States
- An easy, inexpensive way to invest in precious metals
- One of the most popular bullion coins in the world
- Contains 1 troy ounces of .999 pure silver bullion
American Eagle silver bullion coins are one of the easiest and affordable ways to invest in precious metals. U.S. law allows these silver bullion coins to be included in an IRA retirement account, presenting additional tax benefits as well. Investors can buy American Eagle silver bullion coins individually or in a Monster Box of 500 (bulk pricing applies for most dealers).
During the financial crisis and ongoing recession, the U.S. Mint has been experiencing tremendous demand for these versatile coins. Collectors, on the other hand, can find valuable rare first strike coins certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Coins like the MS69 Silver Eagle are assigned an elite Mint State 70 grade or similar designation.