The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coins of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. It is authorized by Title II of Public Law 99-61 (Liberty Coin Act, approved July 9,1985) and codified as 31 U.S.C. 521(e)-(h). Its content, weight and purity are certified by the United States Mint. The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint and the West Point Mint. The American Silver Eagle can be used to fund the Individual Retirement Account.
The design on the coin’s obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916-1947. As this iconic design has been a public favorite – one of the most beloved designs of any United States coinage of modern times, silver or otherwise – it was revived for the Silver Eagle. The obverse (front) is inscribed with the year of minting or issuance, the word LIBERTY and the phase IN GOD WE TRUST. The newly designed reverse of the 2021 American Silver Eagle was designed by Emily Damstra and shows an eagle landing on a branch. The reverse is inscribed with the phrase UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER-ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM, as well as the mintmark if applicable. From 1986-2021, the reverse was designed by John Mercanti and portrayed a heraldic eagle behind a shield; the eagle grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon, echoing the Great Seal of the United States; above the eagle are thirteen five-point stars representing the thirteen colonies. The reverse was inscribed with the phrase UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ FINE SILVER-ONE DOLLAR, and E PLURIBUS UNUM (on the banner the eagle holds in its beak), as well as a mintmark if applicable.
Year: Random Year
Manufacturer: United States Mint
Actual Weight: 1 troy oz
Gross Weight: 31.1 grams
Diameter: 37.97 mm
Thickness: 3.29 mm
Packaging: Individual coins come in plastic flips. Multiples of 25 come in Mint plastic tubes and multiples of 500 come in yellow monster boxes.