1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

The Silver American Eagle has become the most popular bullion coin in the United States, with 1 oz of .999 fine Silver and a beautiful patriotic design. It is also the only 1 oz .999 fine Silver bullion coin minted by the U.S. Mint.

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.
  • 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.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

Protect your American Silver Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry bezel to your order.

Silver Eagles are among the most recognizable coins minted anywhere, with a classic and elegant design. Add the 1999 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 1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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Beauty!

By  T

from Indiana

5.0

I purchased this for a stocking stuffer for one of my children. It is in good condition and will serve it's purpose perfectly. Good service as always from APMEX.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Timeless design

By  KCB

from Farmer City, IL

5.0

My boys have a Silver Eagle from every year they've been alive. Fun to collect.

Pros

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

Awesome Experience

By  arkansasgreg

from Central Mississippi

5.0

Ordered a single because I'm putting together a set for a child. Ordered Friday and received on Monday. Order came in nice APMEX plastic holder. Thanks for another great silver experience!!

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

99 silver eagles

By  mo

from harvard il

5.0

the older the dates the more difficult to find thanks apmex for a place to purchase

Pros

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

Great coin super quick delivery

By  jocko140

from Georgia

5.0

Great coin to add to a collect that will be passed down to future generations

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from NE

5.0

My brother loves looking at my collection of 2012 Eagles so I got this for him since it's the year he was born. He is very pleased with it.

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