The 1 oz. American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. First issued by the United States Mint in 1986, each Silver American Eagle contains 1 oz. of pure .999 fine silver—the purest silver ever used in any U.S. coin—and bears a face value of $1. They are classified as legal tender and are guaranteed by the United States government as to their silver content, weight, and purity.
American Silver Eagles are beautiful coins, but beyond their beauty, they have been reliable and affordable investments over time as well as being recognized as currency in almost every country on earth.
Valued above their weight in silver bullion, many issues have become collectors’ items as both proofs and as commemoratives. Since their reintroduction in 1987, American Silver Eagle coins have celebrated persons, places, and events in American history. When graded by a TPG, the value of even the bullion coins can increase dramatically.
Investors are using American Silver Eagle coins with greater frequency then ever as foundations of their diversified portfolios when they are looking for stability + growth. They are eligible for inclusion in Precious Metals IRA accounts.
Designed using classic motifs that belie their Twentieth Century origins, each Silver Eagle’s obverse displays Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic “Walking Liberty,” pattern while each reverse—designed by American sculptor John M. Mercanti—depicts a powerful eagle crest beneath thirteen stars—one for each original American colony.
The Silver American Eagle is available in both brilliant uncirculated (BU) and proof states, in mint tubes of 20 coins and in 500-coin monster boxes.