1998 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1998 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

The 1998 Silver Eagle has the fifth lowest mintage of the entire Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Eagle series. This adds an aspect of collectibility on top of the .999 fine Silver bullion appeal.

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.

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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 1998 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
1998 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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1998 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

By  OJL

from 640 South Hill St. Suite 440 Los An

5.0

Great collection! Please include the round coin plastic container in every purchase we do. Thanks and regards, Julius Arbolado

Pros

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

Great

By  yallmd

from brooklyn, new york

5.0

Completing a coolection of silver eagles

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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

Good catch here.

By  C4

from Texas

5.0

98' Silver Eagle BU, what can I say, awesome. Love everything about it. It's my first child's birth year, that is why I ordered it.

Pros

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

3 year customer continues to be satisfie

By  Lee

from Bella Vista, AR

5.0

to help complete a set of all silver eagle coins

Pros

  • Well Packaged
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

US silver eagle is a beauty

By  Silver stacker

from Arkansas delta region

5.0

The US Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin that is highly Collectable and beautiful. Value continues to rise every Year

Pros

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

Cons

  • Getting More Expensive

Good coin

By  Dish

from Texas

5.0

I'm glad Apmex continues to carry as many dates for BU eagles as possible. It's nice to be able to select nearly any year and finish.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

great 98's

By  mo

from harvard il

5.0

great prices and quality by buying from apmex

Pros

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

GREAT SALE

By  DIAMOND

from CLOVIS NM

5.0

GREAT COIN

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Excellent Detailed Coin

By  Hateful

from Blaine, WA

5.0

The brilliant design with the collectability is top notch

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

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