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American Eagle

Buy 1 oz Silver Eagles at low premiums ideal for investment. The American Silver Eagle coin is a world renowned bullion coin manufactured by the US Mint. Great volume discounts available. Prices include FREE fully insured UK delivery.

American Silver Eagle Coins


Certified by the United States Mint, the sought-after American Silver Eagle is the official US silver bullion coin. It has a face value of only one dollar but contains one troy ounce of .999 pure silver.

After many years of discussion, the American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 by the Regan government as a means of reducing the national defence silver stockpile. Selling off the stockpile through a coin issue was done to minimise the impact on American silver producers and silver stock prices generally. It has proven extremely popular, and on occasions the mints have struggled to meet demand. In 2013 supplies were even rationed for eighteen months.

To date the American Silver Eagle has been produced by three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, San Francisco Mint, and West Point Mint. The Silver Eagles are minted in three forms: Bullion, Proof and Uncirculated. The proofs and uncirculated coins carry a 'P', 'S' or 'W' on the reverse to denote where they were minted, but the bullion coins have no marks.

The Philadelphia mint struck nearly 7.5 million 1999 American Eagle Silver dollar proofs and uncirculated coins, which is the largest number since immediately after the launch in 1986. Despite the high number minted, the 1999 coin is a particularly sought after year for collectors.

There have also been various 'Special' issues in celebration of the mints anniversaries, and other landmarks in the Silver Eagle series.

The 2019 Silver Eagle continues the minting of this highly successful coin, which many collectors consider to be one of the most beautiful and identifiable US coins ever minted.


Silver Eagle Specification

The American Silver Eagle is a large coin with a diameter of 40.6 mm, slightly larger than a British silver Britannia. Uncirculated coins have a thickness of 2.98 mm and proofs 3.1 mm. All weigh one troy ounce and are composed of 99% silver, the remainder being copper.


American Eagle Design

The obverse side features the Walking Liberty design created by Adolph Weinman, which was originally used on the Half Dollar coins issued from 1916 to 1947. The design was part of strategy by President Theodore Roosevelt to improve the standards of American coinage.

The reverse features the heraldic American eagle behind a shield and was designed by John Mercanti, symbolising the nation's freedom, patriotism and national pride.


Buy American Eagle Silver Coins
BullionByPost offer American Eagle silver coins individually or in Monster Boxes. Monster Boxes contain 500 beautiful brand new American Eagle silver coins, in 25 tubes of 20 coins. These deliver great volume discount.

Bought individually or in the greatly discounted Monster boxes, BullionByPost's prices include FREE fully insured UK delivery, making low premium Silver Eagle coins attractive to both collectors and investors.

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