1990 American Silver Eagle Coin


1990 American Silver Eagle Coin

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The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States of America. The US Mint is responsible for the production. It first came into the market in 1986 and quickly became an astounding success in the precious metals industry. Together with the American Gold Eagles, they have consolidated the US Mint as one of the most important names when it comes to bullion refining. The program has expanded over the years and, nowadays, it even includes platinum and palladium versions as well. Enjoy the benefits of silver investments by purchasing 1990 American Silver Eagles from SD Bullion at the lowest prices online.

1990 Silver Eagle Highlights:

  • 1 oz American Silver Eagles have an alloy of .999 fine silver;
  • Legal tender within the United States, these coins have a face value of $1;
  • 1990 was the 5th issue of the American Eagle program, including the Gold Eagles and proof versions;
  • The obverse depicts the beautiful and classic Walking Liberty by Adolph A. Weinman, revamped from the 1916 Half Dollar coin;
  • The reverse pattern is the Heraldic Eagle by John M. Mercanti;
  • IRA eligible;
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The 1990 Silver Eagle Design

The Walking Liberty design featured on the obverse of the coin is a long favorite of numismatics and collectors. It returns to the American Silver Eagle series, revitalized from the 1916 US Half Dollar that circulated until 1947. The reverse portrays the heraldic eagle as represented by John Mercanti in this rendition from 1986.

Silver Eagle Obverse Design

The obverse of the Silver Eagles feature Lady Liberty striding earnestly forward with her right arm stretched. The design was originally from the US Half Dollar until 1947. Weinman’s creation was always a public favorite and one of the most beloved designs in US coinage history. Thus, in 1986, with the creation of the American Eagle Program, the US Mint opted to revamp the design for the silver bullion coin and its proof version.

Other symbolism present in the design includes branches of oak on Lady Liberty’s arm, representing the country’s strength and persistence. The US flag is wrapped around the figure’s shoulder, as if a warm embrace and the sun rising in the horizon, referencing that new opportunities come each new dawn in this land.

The word “LIBERTY” appears on top and the mint year below. On the right face of the design is the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

Silver Eagle Reverse Design

It is a legal demand that the reverse of the silver eagles portray a representation of the bald eagle, hence the name of the program. The 1990 American Silver Eagle depicts the heraldic eagle by John M. Mercanti. In his design, Mercanti displayed the bald eagle with its wings wide open and a striped shield on its chest. Above the eagle’s head there are thirteen stars, forming a triangular shape. They represent the original Thirteen Colonies. On the eagle’s beak is a banner with the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, meaning “OF ALL, ONE”. The motto usually appears near the thirteen stars, symbolizing the union between the states. The eagle grasps olive branches and arrows with its talons, indicating America is always ready for war, but with a desire for peace.

Surrounding the design are the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER” and “ONE DOLLAR”.

1990 Silver Eagles Mintage

For the 1990 mintage, the US Mint produced 5,840,000 units of the silver bullion coins and 695,510 Proof Silver Eagles. Both figures represented an increase from the previous years as silver demand grew in the beginning of the 1990s.

Both coins contain 99.93% silver and 0.07% copper with reeded edges and equal dimensions: diameter of 40.6 mm (1.598 inches), thickness of 2.98 mm (0.117 inches), and weight of 31.101 grams (1 troy ounce).

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Enjoy the lowest premiums over the silver spot price at SD Bullion and add 1990 American Silver Eagles to your portfolio or collection. Fast and discreet shipping with the best service online. Our customer support is ready to assist you at 1(800)294-8732, or via email at sales@sdbullion.com. You can talk to us through our web-chat feature as well on the bottom right of your screen.

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More Information
Metal TypeSilver
IRA ApprovedYes
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal Content1 Troy Oz
Diameter40.6 mm
Mint/ ManufacturerUS Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Tube/Sheet Quantity20
Mint Box Quantity500
Grade ServiceN/A
Release TypeN/A
Edge DesignReeded
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleYes
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