American Silver Eagle
American Silver Eagle

American Silver Eagle

Regular price
$30.17
Regular price
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$30.17

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Product Description

Name: American Silver Eagle

Weight: 1.0 troy oz.

Fineness: .999

Diameter: 40.6mm

Thickness: 2.98mm

Silver Content: 1.0 troy oz.

 

The American Silver Eagle is a prestigious silver bullion coin with a remarkable history and a design that embodies the United States' national identity and artistic excellence. First minted in 1986 by the United States Mint, the Silver Eagle was introduced as a means to offer investors a convenient and accessible silver investment option, similar to how the American Gold Eagle caters to gold investors. Since its inception, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the most widely recognized and sought-after silver coins in the world.

The design of the American Silver Eagle is a tribute to the United States' rich history and artistic tradition. The obverse of the coin features a rendition of Adolph A. Weinman's iconic "Walking Liberty" design, which was first used on the half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947. This striking image of Lady Liberty confidently striding forward, draped in the American flag, symbolizes freedom, hope, and opportunity. The reverse showcases a heraldic eagle with a shield, designed by John Mercanti, representing strength, unity, and pride.

The American Silver Eagle is unique for several reasons:

  • Purity: The American Silver Eagle is minted in .999 fine silver, making it an attractive option for investors and collectors seeking high-purity silver coins. Its exceptional silver content adds to its desirability and value.

  • Design: The Silver Eagle features the timeless "Walking Liberty" design, which has been admired for its beauty and symbolism since its first appearance on the half-dollar coin. This captivating design not only highlights the elegance of Lady Liberty but also demonstrates the United States Mint's artistic and technical expertise.

  • Legal Tender: The American Silver Eagle is considered legal tender in the United States, carrying a face value of $1. While the coin's silver content far exceeds its face value, this aspect adds an extra layer of security and recognition to the bullion.

  • Production: The United States Mint typically produces a large number of Silver Eagles each year, ensuring a consistent supply for investors and collectors. This consistent production has contributed to the coin's widespread recognition and liquidity in the global market.

  • Collector Versions: In addition to the standard bullion version, the United States Mint also produces proof and uncirculated versions of the Silver Eagle for collectors. These collector versions often feature enhanced finishes and are minted in limited quantities, adding an element of scarcity and desirability for numismatists.