This .999 silver coin contains a full troy ounce of silver.  The American Silver Eagle coin was first issued in 1986, it marked the United States’ first attempt at a standard silver bullion coin.  The obverse (front) is a rendition of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, designed by Aldolph A. Weinman.  The reverse features a heraldic eagle behind a shield; the eagle grasps an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon, echoing the Great Seal of the United States; above the eagle are thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies.

The American Silver Eagle coin is on the CUSIP list.  This coin is available in bullion, uncirculated, proof, and reverse proof editions.  A one-ounce coin carries a face value of $1, although the metal content is worth much more.

BONUS FACT – Normal (non-collectible) bullion American Silver Eagles do not have a mintmark, even though they are struck are various mints.

American Silver Eagle Coin

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