Silver Eagle Coins

Silver Eagle Coins

The first America Silver Eagle bullion coin was minted and issued on the 24th November 1986 by the United States Mint. Coins are minted annually and in terms of the sheer numbers sold, American Silver Eagles are by far the most popular silver coins the United States Mint produces. These annually issued silver coins are available in a bullion version which is sold for a small premium above the price of silver at the time of sale. These coins are intended for investors, although their appeal is widespread amongst collectors as well. The United States Mint also releases coins in proof and in uncirculated qualities which are attractive to many coin collectors the world over.

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American Silver Eagle

Each Silver Eagle released has a silver weight of 1 troy oz (31.103 grams), and a silver purity of .999 making them a very sort after coin by collectors and investors.

 

Coin Designs on American Silver Eagles

The coin generally features heraldic eagle on the reverse side of the coin which was  designed by John Mercant, whilst the  obverse side bears the image of Liberty Walking a design that was used between 1916 through to 1947 on the 50 cent piece. The Liberty Walking design was created by Adolph A. Weinman, and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful designs to grace a coin of the United States.

Proof Silver Eagle

From 1986-1992 proof eagles where minted at the San Francisco Mint and have the S mint mark, from 1993 through 2000 proof eagles where minted at the Philadelphia Mint and have the P mint mark, Since 2001 proof eagle have been minted at the West Point Mint and display the W mint mark. The obverse is inscribed with the year of the coins minting, the word LIBERTY, and the phrase IN GOD WE TRUST.

 

Silver Eagle Mintage Figures

Date/Release1oz Bullion Coin1oz Proof CoinOther Types
19865,393,005
1,446,778
198711,442,335
904,732
19885,004,646
557,370
19895,203,327
617,694
19905,840,210
695,510
19917,191,066
511,925
19925,540,068
498,654
19936,763,762
405,913
19944,227,319
372,168
19954,672,051
438,511
1995W 30,125
19963,603,386
500,000
19974,295,004
435,368
19984,847,549
450,000
19997,408,640
549,769
20009,239,132
600,000
20019,001,711
746,398
200210,539,026
647,342
20038,495,008
747,831
20048,882,754
801,602
20058,891,025
701,606
200610,676,522
1,043,602
20079,028,036
827,106
200820,583,000
546,765
200928,766,500
None Minted
201034,662,500
700,797
201140,020,000
950,000
2011S 100,000
2011P 100,000
201233,742,500
869,386
2012P 224,981
2013
2014

 

Page Resources –

– For more information on the Silver Eagle visit SilverBullionWorld.

– Information on the Silver Eagle can be found at US Mint.