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Silver Eagles For Sale is here to help you start or complete your collection of American Silver Eagles. With an easy to use navigation and our helpful search tool, you're sure to find the American Silver Eagles you're looking for. First a little history about the American Silver Eagle!
Something Old -
On the obverse is Adolph A. Weinmans design the Walking Liberty. The walking liberty half dollar was in circulation from 1916 - 1947. The word LIBERTY is across the top of the coin with the year minted on the bottom and the motto "In God We Trust" on the right side of the coin.
The designer of the reverse side of the coin is mint sculptor John M. Mercanti the design is based on a commemorative gold issue he designed a few years back. On the reverse side of the coin there is an Eagle with arrows in his right talon and an olive branch in his left with a shield draping the front of the eagle. Under the Eagle you will find the words 1 OZ. FINE SILVER-ONE DOLLAR. On the top of the Silver Eagle are the words UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA. You can find the mint mark underneath the olive branch. Now look above the Eagle and you will see 13 stars which represent the 13 original colonies.
Specifics about the Silver Eagle:
1 oz. Silver
It is available to collectors as a proof strike, uncirculated reg-strike and uncirculated burnished.
It gets a little confusing when it comes to where your American Silver Eagle might have been minted. The three main mint locations are Philadelphia Mint, San Francisco Mint and West Point Mint. The proof mints were made from 1986-1992 in San Francisco. From 1993 -2000 the proof mints were made in Philadelphia. And from 2000-present your proof would have been made at the West Point mint.
Now let's talk about uncirculated coins. 1986-1988 only Philadelphia mint made the uncirculated bullion American silver eagles. 1989-2000 we have both West Point Mint and Philadelphia mint making the uncirculated bullion
American silver eagle. Since there are no mint marks on the uncirculated there is no way to tell whether the coin came from Philadelphia Mint or West Point Mint during 1989-2000. Moving on to 2000-present they were only
minted at West Point. Confused yet?
From 2006-present West Point also made the uncirculated burnished coins. These do have a W mintmark that you will find under the olive branch.
1995-W Silver Eagle Proof
In 1995 the American government decided to release a 10th anniversary proof set commemorating all the American Eagles. In this set was the .oz, the Gold Eagle, fractional amounts and the American silver eagle. Now remember in 1995 the proof set was minted in Philadelphia. For this 10th anniversary the proof set was minted in West Point which made it very rare. The US Mint was only offering the 1995W proof as part of the set. The proof set cost about $1000 when it was first put on the market. Since they only minted about 30,000 you can do the math the demand was very high for them. There still is a high demand for them!
2008 Burnished uncirculated American silver eagle
Another interesting coin is the 2008 Burnished (2007 reverse) error coin. The coin was minted in West Point the problem with the coin is the dies got mixed up. Let me explain from 1986-2007 the reverse font on the U in United was Sans Serif font . The U didn't have a foot on the end of it. In 2008 they changed the font to the new Serif font in 2008 They estimate 50,000 coins were minted in 2008 using the 2007 reverse with the Sans Serif This might be a good one to invest in
2006 20th anniversary of the American eagle program.
Now why wasn't the 20th anniversary in 2005 since the 10th anniversary proof set commemorating the American eagle came out in 1995. hmmm good question perhaps because the idea of the coin was started in 1986 and 1985 was when the first coin was actually minted. Not 100% sure on that one! But in 2006 for the 20th anniversary the US mint made a set with a 2006 regular proof, a reverse proof silver eagle and a burnished uncirculated proof.
American Silver Eagles are affordable! This makes them great to collect for collectors and for investors of bullion. Each coin is guaranteed by the US government you just don't see that on other silver bullion coins out there.
There are a few ways you can do this you can purchase individually, or in tubes of 20 or the amazing monster green box which sells them in sets of 500!
The American silver Eagle is a new coin, but still has some amazing history to it! It's always interesting to understand the history of the coins you are collecting.