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.
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
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– For more information on the Silver Eagle visit SilverBullionWorld.
– Information on the Silver Eagle can be found at US Mint.