American Eagle

Silver American Eagles

The Silver American Eagle was originally released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. The silver coin has a nominal face value of one dollar is struck in 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. The content, weight, and purity of the coin are guaranteed by the United States Mint. Title II of Public Law 99-61, also known as, the Liberty Coin Act was approved on July 9, 1985 and authorized the Silver American Eagle. The United States Mint produces two other versions (proof and uncirculated) of the Silver American Eagle in addition to the bullion version. The bullion coin is currently eligible to be included in an IRA. The Philadelphia Mint, San Francisco Mint, and West Point Mint have all produced the Silver American Eagle.

The reverse of the coin is the depiction of an eagle with a shield covering its chest. The design is from John Mercanti. In addition to the shied, the eagle is grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows with its left. Thirteen stars are directly above the head of the eagle, representing the original thirteen colonies. The obverse of the Silver American Eagle is based on Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design that was used from 1916 to 1947 on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin. The Walking Liberty design quickly became a favorite of the general public, making it an iconic design in American coinage. The obverse also includes the word LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.

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