The 1 oz American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 and has been produced by the U.S. Mint without interruption every year since.
The 1 oz American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 and has been produced by the U.S. Mint without interruption every year since. The obverse design has Adolph A. Weinman’s Liberty Walking design used on the U.S. Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse design is a rendition of a heraldic eagle by John Mercanti.
The 1 oz American Silver Eagle is one of the world’s most popular silver bullion products and is produced to a fineness of .999+. Orders in multiples of 20 come packaged in mint tubes, and orders of 500 come packaged in mint boxes, “monster boxes”. Otherwise, coins will be in protective plastic flips. These coins are guaranteed by the U.S. Mint for their weight and fineness.
In 2013, demand for Silver Eagles from the US Mint have been staunch. In fact, demand to buy American Silver Eagles has caused the US Mint to run out of blanks once in 2013. the Royal Canadian Mint.
The Silver American Eagle Coin series, authorized by Congress in 1985 and first produced by the United States Mint in 1986, is produced of .999 fine silver.
Each coin contains one troy ounce of fine silver and measures 1.598” (or 40.6mm) in diameter with a thickness of .117” (or 2.98mm).The American
Silver Eagle is America’s only investment grade silver bullion coin.
The obverse features U.S. “Walking Liberty” half dollar which was first minted in 1916 Adolph Weinman.
The reverse side of the coin features a bald eagle and shield with thirteen stars above the bald eagle. The thirteen stars represent the thirteen original American colonies.
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|Composition:||.9993 silver, .0007 copper|
|Gross Weight:||1 troy oz (31.103 grams)|
|Actual Silver Weight:||1 troy oz (31.103 grams)|