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American Silver Eagle Coins - US Mint

American Silver Eagle Coins

The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States and gets minted by the US Mint.

First issued in 1986, all American Silver Eagle Coins are 99.9% pure silver bullion, struck in the one troy ounce size you can buy here. The Silver American Eagle is legal tender in the USA, with a face value of USD 1, yet they are independently traded based on their silver content.

You can buy American Eagle Silver Coins for the lowest price at SD Bullion. Shop online anytime or call our trade desk at 1-800-294-8732. American Silver Eagle Coins are also Silver IRA eligible and make a great addition to any silver coin collection.

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US Mint American Silver Eagle

Dating back to 1986, the American Eagle coin is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. The United States Mint mints Silver Eagle Coins and distributed to silver bullion dealers like us here at SD Bullion to buy and sell from the investing public. Crafted with a minimum .999 fine silver bullion, and only struck in a US government-guaranteed one troy ounce size (enforced by the US Secret Service). The Silver American Eagle Coin is legal tender in the USA with a legal tender face value of $1, yet they get actively traded on their overall silver content and rarity. The Silver Eagle is considered one of the most beautiful silver bullion coins produced in the world today.

Learn more about how the American Silver Eagle Coins are made

The Silver Eagle Design

The Silver Eagle is an iconic design that is recognized around the world. Adolph A Weinman created the Walking Liberty coin obverse for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar that got used as early as 1916. The text on the obverse boldly states "Liberty" and "In God We Trust" along with the year of issue. The American Silver Eagle receives its moniker due to the reverse, as it includes a heraldic eagle with wings lifted high and 13 stars representing the 13 original states. The text consists of "United States of America," "1 oz Fine Silver ~ One Dollar", and "E Pluribus Unum." This design continues to get used throughout the current year.

New 2021 Silver Eagle Design

The Silver Eagle, one of America’s most popular bullion coins, is due to receive a redesign later in 2021, according to the United States Mint. This is part of a series of new measures to ensure anti-counterfeit practices as well as security enhancements. The 2021 coin with the new design is expected to be available for purchase by the summer, around July. But to begin this year, the 2021 Silver Eagle bullion coin is still being struck with the old design. It is available for purchase here at SD Bullion.

2021 Reverse Design

The new 2021 American Silver Eagle reverse design includes designer Emily Damtra’s depiction of a bald eagle - America’s national bird - in his natural state, amidst flight, embracing an oak branch between its talons and traversing to somewhere of safety, readying itself for landing.

Around the edge of the coin, the inscription reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR”.  The national motto, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, is located above the weight of the coin

2021 Obverse Design

The 2021 Silver Eagle will also include on its obverse a reinvigorated representation of “Walking Liberty”, Adolph A. Weinman’s notorious design for the original silver half dollar.

Two designs available

Although this new year will bring big changes for the bullion coins, it is important to note that these will happen in the summer, which leaves a window of opportunities to buy the “old/original” design before the new one is introduced.

Why buy the old Silver Eagles Design?

Since the beginning of 2021 will bring the last issued batch of the previous American Silver Eagle design, it is expected of them to become very valuable as time progresses. It is likely that the new bullion coins to be produced by the United States Mint will become very popular, and conquer their place in the market.

After all, the American Silver Eagle is the world’s most popular 1-ounce silver bullion coin. Since its inception, in 1986, more than half a billion coins have been sold. 

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the American Eagles series, the new Silver Eagle bullion coin design greets this new year with a fresh look and determination to continue permeating its popularity. The 2021 Silver Eagles may be new, but don’t fall short on being promising and catching eyes from America and all around the world.

Bullion and Proof Dollar Coins

At SD Bullion, we primarily deal in either bullion or Proof American Eagles. Proof coins are the most collectible types of coins as they have more exquisite detail, a shinier finish, and are far rarer than their bullion coin versions. The proof silver eagle coins also come with a higher price tag. Silver bullion coins are also called “Brilliant Uncirculated,” and are the more common type. These coins were initially intended to create a silver-rich market, driving the silver price down during the mid-1980s. Since the year 2000, the production has again been on the rise. By 2010, there were more than 34 million American Eagle silver dollar coins on the market.

Certified and Uncirculated American Eagle Coins

These two types of US American Eagle Silver coins are often confused for one another. The first is certified, which means that the coins have been certified and graded by a professional rating company, such as PCGS or NGC. These coins are the premium versions of the silver coins, in outstanding condition and of a much higher value than simp bullion. Uncirculated coins, are also in fantastic shape. They have never been used as currency, or “circulated," hence the term “uncirculated.” In addition to certified and uncirculated coin, we also carry proof sets, rolls, and sealed monster boxes.

Sell Your American Silver Eagles to the Most Trusted Online Precious Metal Dealer

Do you have American Eagles that you are ready to sell? SD Bullion will buy your coins at the best prices online guaranteed! We make selling your coins easy, and we are always actively looking to buy American Silver Eagle proof sets, rolls, sealed monster boxes, and BU rated ASE coins. Our experienced sales team will guide you in how to sell your silver eagles to us based on current market value. Give us a call at 1-800-294-8732 to speak to our trade desk.

The Doc's Take on the U.S. Mint American Silver Eagles

Looking to invest in the silver market? Looking for a gift to give to the younger ones in the family? This lot is a great option not only as a personal investing option but also as a great way to get a gift for the family to instill the value of investing for the future. The beautiful American Silver Eagle coin is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable world government minted coins. The Silver American Eagle also retains its value as one of the highest premiums available within the silver investment coin market.

Despite the ramped up production of American Silver Eagles in the US market, silver continues to be one of the steadiest investments a person can make. For example, 1 oz of silver today has nearly the same purchase power that it did 30 years ago; the dollar, on the other hand, has drastically dropped in value. Buying Silver Eagles to pass on to the next generation could be a much wiser option than putting away savings in dollars, for that very reason. Additionally, silver coins make an excellent diversifier for your portfolio, offering you a globally recognized, valuable asset that gets used for everything from currency to medicine and industry. And because silver is, ultimately, a finite resource, now is the perfect time to invest in this precious metal.

Investing for Beginners

If you are a beginner looking to invest in silver bullion, then American Silver Eagles are a great place to start. Due to their popularity, they are the most accessible silver coins to buy and sell in the world. This makes them very attractive for newbies.

See how the 'Monster Boxes' of American Silver Eagles are created

What Year is the Most Valuable American Silver Eagle?

When it comes to back-dated Silver Eagle, a lot of people wonder which year is the most valuable year. Especially if you are a coin collector of old American Silver Eagles, you'll probably want to understand this question. For the most part, the anniversary dates are the key dates that make specific years more valuable. And those are the first year (1986), 10 year anniversary (1996), 20 year anniversary (2006), and 30 year anniversary (2016).

How Much is a Silver Eagle Worth?

Like all precious metals, the spot price and weight of the coin are important. However, the premium price will ultimately determine the price of a silver eagle bullion coin. For the current year silver eagles, this premium price is set by the United States Mint. For back-dated coins (dates that are no longer minted), the premium price is set by supply and demand for that specific year; as well as the mintage figures for that specific year. All these factors determine the value or worth of a american silver eagle coin.

About the US Mint

The US Mint, exclusive maker of American Eagle Silver Coin, was the first establishment instituted by the newly freed American Republic, who had just thrown off the yoke of British rule. In 1792, the United States Mint got founded in Philadelphia, in a relatively small building called the ‘Ye Olde Mint.’

United States Mint Branches

Today, the US Mint boasts of four operational minting facilities and an excellent, secure storage facility. The branches are all located in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point (New York - where most all bullion Silver American Eagle Coins are minted). Furthermore, the world-famous bullion depository, Fort Knox in Kentucky, is under the authority of the United States Mint as well. When the Mint of United States got instituted in 1792, it was a part of the State Department. However, it was given independent agency status in 1799.

Although one of the primary functions involves the striking of legal coinage for circulation, it is responsible for other areas like – producing national commemorative medals, Congressional gold medals, and special coinage. Furthermore, it also disburses gold and silver for specific authorized purposes, safeguards and controls the movement of bullion in the United States, and distributes coins from its various facilities to Federal Reserve Banks.

Philadelphia Mint

The Philadelphia Mint was the first facility and remained the sole producer of official proof coinage until the year 1968. Moreover, the famed ‘P’ mintmark got added to coins only after 1980; coins struck at Philadelphia before 1980 did not bear the ‘P’ mintmark (except the Susan B. Anthony dollar and the wartime Jefferson nickel).

Denver & San Francisco Mint

Another facility of the U.S. Mint, Denver, was established in 1863. However, it initially began operations as a local assay office. In 1906, a newer Denver branch got inaugurated, and coins with the ‘D’ mint mark started appearing in circulation. The San Francisco Mint was opened in 1854 to serve the California Gold Rush. After 1968, the San Francisco facility handled proof coin production, when the Philadelphia Mint was relieved of this duty. It used the ‘S’ mint mark to mark coins struck in San Francisco.

West Point Mint

The West Point facility is the newest addition to the branches. Established in 1988, it initially served as a storage facility for United States’ gold bullion reserves. However, it now also strikes American Eagles in platinum, gold, and silver variants.

The American Eagle Series

Started in 1986, the Silver Eagles program is one of the most successful coin programs in the world. The US Mint annually releases BU, circulation, and proof coin options to fulfill the extraordinary and diverse demand, which encompasses demand from collectors and investors. Moreover, seeing the Silver Eagles’ popularity a gold and platinum coins were launched, and coming soon, palladium variants. Other famous coin programs are – Gold Buffalo Coins, America the Beautiful Silver Coins, among many others.

The US Mint, being the official mint of an influential and respected sovereign nation, enjoy particular popularity that drums up demand for its products recognized worldwide. This ensures the investor will have a continuous fluid market to buy and sell United States Mint products with ease.