The showed a slight mintage decline from the prior year as the price of silver fell into a new range. With a final mintage of 9,028,036, this year would be the last time the mintage was below the 10 million mark. In the following years, economic uncertainties would drive demand for silver bullion coins to substantially higher levels.
The Silver Eagle has become the most popular bullion coin in the world because of its beauty, quality and the assurance of content by the U.S. Government. Each coin contains 1 troy ounce of silver, is 99.9% pure and is legal tender.
American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins are affordable investments, beautiful collectibles, thoughtful gifts and memorable incentives or rewards. Above all, as legal tender, they're the only silver bullion coins whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. They're also the only silver coins allowed in an IRA.
Silver has historically been the most affordable precious metal. Since 1986, the United States has minted one-dollar silver coins called "Silver Eagles." Each contains a minimum of one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
The design is based on Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar, widely considered one of the most beautiful American coins ever minted. Silver Eagles are easy to buy and sell at most coin, precious metal and brokerage companies.
Affordability. Credibility. Beauty. They're the qualities that have made American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins the world's best-selling silver coins, with more than 130 million sold since 1986.
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Bullion coins may vary in finish, including colour tone, tarnishing, scratches and milk spotting.