1oz. American Eagle Silver
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The American Eagle Silver bullion coin is the official silver bullion coin of the United States.

On July 9th, of 1985, the United States Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act, the law authorized the US Mint to start producing Gold and Silver American Eagle bullion coins.

The United States Mint first released the silver eagle coin on November 24, 1986.

The silver coins content, weight, and purity are all certified by the United States Mint.




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Obverse

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The obverse side of the American Eagle Silver bullion coin displays Adolph A. Weinman's design of the "Walking Liberty."

The design had originally been used in the United States "Walking Liberty" half a dollar silver coin, issued from 1916 to 1947.

The design depicts Lady Liberty walking in front of the rising sun.

She is cloaked in the American flag, with her right arm extended and her left arm cradling branches of laurel and oak.

Adolph A. Weinman's initials can be found on the hem of Lady Liberty's gown.

Inscribed across the top of the 1oz Silver coin is the word "LIBERTY."

To Lady Liberty's left, are the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" and below her is the silver bullion coin's Year of Issue.








Reverse

John Mercanti, a senior United States Mint Sculptor, and Engraver, designed the reverse side of the 1 oz. American Silver Bullion Coin.

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The reverse side of the silver coin portrays an American Bald Eagle, behind an American shield.

The American eagle is grasping an olive branch with its right talon and arrows in its left talon, mimicking the Great Seal of the United States.

The banner that the eagle is holding in its beak says "E PLURIBUS UNUM," which is Latin for "Out of many, one."

Above the eagle is Thirteen, Five pointed stars, representing the original Thirteen Colonies.

The words, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are inscribed across the top of the inside perimeter of the silver coin.

The silver bullion coin's Weight of "1 OZ.," Purity and Face Value "FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR" are inscribed along the bottom of the coin.

John Mercanti's initials are located directly under the left talon of the eagle holding the arrows.

Note: American Eagle bullion coins do not have a Mint Mark; only the Collector's Proof and Collector's Un-Circulated Versions of the Silver American Eagles have a mint mark, on the reverse side.

1 oz. American Silver Eagle Photos Courtesy of : The US Mint.









Below is a Video from the US Mint explaining the process of Minting the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin.








1oz. American Eagle Silver
Coin Information




Introduction:......1986

IRA Approved:....Yes

Grade:...............Uncirculated

Face Value:........$1 US

Total Weight:......31.10 grams

Purity:...............99.90% / .9990

Silver Content:...Silver 0.999 troy oz. (ozt.) / (31.072 grams)

Composition:.....99.9% Silver, Balance Copper

Diameter:..........40.6 mm / (1.598 inches)

Thickness:.........2.98 mm / (0.120 inch)

Mint Mark:.........No

Designers:.........Adolph A. Weisman & John Mercanti

Edge:................Reeded






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Year           Year Dated Coin

                          Mintage                                Annual Sales

1986.............5,096,000...........................5,393,005

1987............11,442,335...........................9,420,000

1988.............5,004,646...........................5,869,000

1989.............5,203,327...........................6,166,000

1990.............5,840,110...........................7,247,000

1991.............7,191,066...........................6,952,000

1992.............5,540,068...........................5,544,000

1993.............6,763,762...........................5,890,000

1994.............4,227,319...........................5,540,500

1995.............4,672,051...........................4,590,000

1996.............3,603,386...........................3,466,000

1997.............4,295,004...........................3,636,000

1998.............4,847,549...........................4,320,000

1999.............7,408,640...........................9,008,500

2000.............9,239,132...........................9,133,000

2001.............9,001,711...........................8,827,500

2002...........10,539,026..........................10,475,500

2003.............8,495,008...........................9,153,500

2004.............8,882,754...........................9,617,000

2005.............8,891,025...........................8,405,000

2006............10,676,522.........................10,021,000

2007.............9,028,036...........................9,887,000

2008............20,583,000.........................19,583,500

2009............30,459,000.........................28,766,500

2010............34,764,500.........................34,662,500

2011............40,020,000.........................39,868,500

2012............33,121,500.........................33,742,500

2013............42,675,000.........................42,675,000 

2014............44,006,000.........................44,006,000 

2015...........*to be announced.................47,000,000

2016...........*to be announced.................37,701,500

2017...........*to be announced.................6,572,500 as of 03/06/2017

*Official "Year Dated" Mintage Figures have not been released


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