Silver American Eagle 1-oz

  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs
  • Silver Content - 1 oz.
  • Gross Weight - 31.101 g
  • Composition - 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper
  • Coin Diameter - 1.598 in. (40.6 mm)
  • Thickness - 2.98 mm
  • Mint Year - Various Dates
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S government

OVERVIEW

The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States and one of the best selling bullion assets available in silver. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver.

MINTING

The design on the coin’s obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A. Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947.

As this iconic design had been a public favorite—and one of the most beloved designs of any United States coinage of modern times, silver or otherwise—it was revived for the Silver Eagle decades later. The obverse is inscribed with the year of minting or issuance, the word LIBERTY, and the phrase IN GOD WE TRUST.  Silver American Eagles are an unhedged asset, meaning they are minted in unlimited quantity to meet market demand.