1997 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1997 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

The American Silver Eagle is the most popular bullion coin in the United States. 1997 dated coins are among the third lowest mintage of the entire series, adding an increase to investment 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 and display your Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

Containing a full ounce of Silver and backed with a government guarantee makes this Silver Eagle easy to buy and sell back when needed. Add the 1997 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 1997 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
1997 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
4.4 Overall

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Excelent value

By  Warren

from Missouri

5.0

Good buy for the price

Pros

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

Exactly as described. Very nice

By  Russ

from Simi Valley, Ca

5.0

Exactly as described. Received promptly and in brilliant condition

Pros

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

American Silver Eagle BU Purchase

By  Rovinski

from Green Bay, WI

5.0

Collection of Eagles

Pros

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

Big fingerprint

By  Corey

from Ohio

2.0

When I received this coin there was a big milky fingerprint on the obverse of the coin. I did not feel this fit the BU description.

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Dual finish

By  Hal

from Pensacola, FL

4.0

Bought the coin for a collection. Beautiful coin, but when I received it, it had a dual finish. Again, not what I expected for a BU coin. The coin was over priced for the quality. I was willing to pay the high cost to have the coin for my album, but disappointed when I received the coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Dual Finish
  • Common (higher mintage)

97 silver eagles

By  mo

from harvard il

5.0

older dates harder to find but apmex provides the means to purchase these harder to find dates

Pros

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

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