2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

As low as $6.49 per coin over spot!
The Silver American Eagle has become the most popular Silver Bullion coin in the United States. These 2002 American Silver Eagles are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American Flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect and display your Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

Back-dated Silver Eagles are an ideal way to fill in any Silver Eagle coin collection or to commemorate a specific year. Add this 2002 Silver Eagle to your cart today!

First released November 24, 1986, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has become the most popular Silver bullion coin not only in the United States, but in the entire world. In fact, this Silver coin is so highly sought after that in 2014 and 2015 the U.S. Mint could not match its level of production to consumer demand. In 2013, after a historic drop in Silver prices, demand increased so much that the U.S. Mint had to ration the sale of Silver coins for 18 months.

The driving force behind the creation of the Silver American Eagle was the government’s desire to sell off some of the Silver from the Defense National Stockpile. Although states with heavy mining interests and some legislators opposed the sale of the Silver, in 1985, the Senate agreed to permit the sale of Silver after an amendment was made to the bill permitting such action. Later in 2002, after it became apparent the stockpile of Silver would be depleted, an additional bill was passed that would allow the government to purchase Silver on the open market once it became necessary.

The design of this Silver bullion coin is steeped in American heritage and tradition. On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design which was originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This iconic design was a public favorite and thus it was reinstituted years later on the 1 oz Silver American Eagle. The reverse features a heraldic eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other with a shield on its chest. In the beak of the bird is a banner that reads “E Pluribus Unum” and above the eagle are 13 five-pointed stars representing the original 13 colonies. This image mirrors the Great Seal of the United States.

These Silver bullion coins do not have mintmarks, as opposed to the Proof and Burnished versions, which do include a mintmark. From 1986 to 1998, they were manufactured at the San Francisco Mint. From 1999 to 2000, production was moved to the Philadelphia Mint. Since 2001, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has been produced at the West Point Mint in New York, which has been referred to as the “Fort Knox of Silver.” Starting in 2011, due to the coin’s massive popularity, the San Francisco Mint again began minting coins to supplement the output from the West Point Mint.
Customer Reviews of 2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
2002 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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By  Silver Bug

from Mena, Arkansas

5.0

Wonderful service as always.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great quality!

By  TM

from VA

4.0

I won't single out any one purchased item. I have bought dozens of different items from APMEX, and am totally satisfied with each and every one!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great coin

By  KC1st

from Farmer City, Illinois

5.0

A coin a year for my boys. Great start to saving/life.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful coin

By  KC1st

from Farmer City, Illinois

5.0

Building a collection for my boys, an Eagle every year of their lives. Adds up fast.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Just what I wanted

By  Jim M

from Nebraska

5.0

I have always received every item I ordered and they were great.

Pros

  • Mint Condition

"A good buy with a low mintage"

By  CHIPSDICE

from Round Rock, TX

5.0

Working on B U set

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

More fine work from APMEX !

By  Art

from Jacksonville, FL

5.0

Trying to create a diverse collection of BUC and above coins from a very reputable company and it's working. Went back and ordered 2002 Silver Eagles and they looked about as good as the newest Eagles out there! Now I'm getting newer storage containers because the collection just keeps growing. And, no matter what you may see or hear on TV, APMEX has the fastest turn-around time of any mint I know of! Very securely packaged and delivered to me in a matter of 2-3 days; not 7-10 like others! Great product and great service...period!

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

silver eagle

By  Biff

from Lansing, Mi

4.0

great gift for a grandchild

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Nice Coin For The Price

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

This was my first negative experience.

By  C4

from Texas

3.0

02' Silver Eagle BU. Well, it had some (3) light brown spots just above 'In God We Trust'. Not a deal breaker, but I'm rather new to this experience. I guess don't understand what BU is, I thought it meant pretty much perfect? Happy with price, shipping is alway quick, selection is great.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Great Coin

By  Hal

from Pensacola, FL

4.0

Trying to fill book with high quality coins. Do not want dual quality coins in my collection booklet. Most of the coins were nice looking but several of the coins had low luster and a dual finish. Not what I thought were BU coins should be like. I have bought many tubes of silver eagles. I never opened the tubes because they were rated as BU. But when I started opening the tubes to check them, I notices many of the coins had very poor stamp quality. Yes, they were uncirculated, but certainly not brilliant.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Low Luster Coins
  • Poor Stamp Quality
  • Dual Finish
  • Weak Stamp Impression

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