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1.18.2010


Silver American Eagle Coin

Silver Eagle Coin ObverseThe Silver Eagle coin is among the world's most popular silver bullion coin.
The Silver Eagle coin, which the United States government first introduced in 1986, has quickly become one of the most popular coins used to invest in silver bullion. Due to silver’s value being much less than gold's on a per ounce basis, it is more affordable to own and trade large quantities of Silver Eagles than Gold Eagles.
Design
Like the Gold American Eagle, the design for the Silver Eagle coin was borrowed from an older American coin. The image of "Walking Liberty”, located on the front of the Silver Eagle, first debuted in 1916 on the half-dollar coin designed by Adolph Weinman. Renowned for their beauty, the Walking Liberty silver half-dollars are widely considered the United States’ most attractive silver coin.
The reverse of the Silver Eagle (pictured below, left), designed by John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with shield, olive branch, and arrows. The words "United States of America · 1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar ·" encircle the eagle.
Silver Eagle Coin ReverseGovernment Guarantee
The Silver Eagle coin maintains a unique advantage over all other silver bullion coins - the United States government guarantees their content, weight, and purity. When you buy a Silver Eagle, you know exactly what you will receive.


Minting Information

Silver Eagles are one-ounce coins made from 99.9% pure silver bullion.
Detailed Coin Information
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman (Obverse); John Mercanti (Reverse)
Gross Weight: 31.101gSilver Content: 1 oz.
Composition: 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper
Diameter: 40.6mmEdge: Reeded
Face Value: $1
Dates: 1986-present
Mints: Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point