SILVER AMERICAN EAGLES
HISTORY OF SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE
The American Silver Eagle Coins, first released in 1986, is revered as one of the finest coins in U.S. coinage history. The coins’ original intent was to release an abundance of silver into coin circulation. Each year the supply and demand for the American Eagles Coins continue to increase, as the mint currently issues about 40 million one-dollar American Silver Eagle Coins during each year of the series. The coin is issued from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and carries a $1 USD face value. The weight and purity of each Eagle Coin is guaranteed by the United States Government. All American Silver Eagle Coins are available in uncirculated, proof, and burnished finishes, as well as certified options. Proof Coins are struck twice, making them lustrous and more finely detailed, while Burnished Coins are minted on specially matted finish blanks.
DESIGN OF SILVER EAGLES
American Silver Eagle Coins are famous for their beloved obverse and reverse imagery. On the obverse of the American Eagle Coins is depicted in the design of “Walking Liberty”, created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. His design was originally used on half dollar coins manufactured between 1916 and 1947. It’s considered as one of the most highly appreciated designs of American Silver Eagle Coins. The image showcases Lady Liberty confidently striding towards the rising sun with her body enveloped in the US flag’s folds while holding oak and laurel branches in her left arm. The “Walking Liberty” is framed by the inscriptions “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and the year of issue. On the reverse of the coin is the symbol of freedom, patriotism, and pride – the impressive, heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti, the Chief Engraver of the US Mint in 1986. The eagle has its wings outstretched, clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons and is surrounded by 13 stars, which represent the original 13 colonies, along with the inscriptions “United States of America” and the coin’s weight, purity, and denomination.