1987 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1987 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

As low as $8.99 per coin over spot!
With 1 oz of pure Silver and a beautiful patriotic design, the Silver Eagle has become the most popular bullion coin in the United States!

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.
  • Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

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 1987 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
1987 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
4.3 Overall

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In BU condition

By  Dlgibb

from Vancouver, WA

5.0

My 1987 Silver Eagle was received in BU condition. Very happy with the purchase.

Pros

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

A great buy

By  Dav

from Ponca City, OK

5.0

Just getting started collecting and wasn't to trusting doing business over the internet. APMEX is first class and will be doing lots of business in the future.

Pros

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

Price was good, a couple of scratches and marks on the coin, was expecting a Brilliant Uncirculated

By  TW

from Tyrone, Ok.

2.0

Coin was in good condition other than a few marks and scratches on the surface. Somewhat satisfied but not what I was expecting and have received in the past.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Great conditon!

By  JokerMan

from Columbus, Ohio

5.0

I purchased this to try and get a complete set. I usually get average condition ASEs. This one was bright and in really great condition for the age. I will order from Apmex again shortly.

Pros

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

Love my coin

By  Jesus

from WA

5.0

Looks great I'm very impressed.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

"A good buy with a low premium"

By  CHIPSDICE

from Round Rock, TX

5.0

WORKING ON SET

Pros

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

Cons

  • Generic Brand

The 1987 Silver Eagles OK

By  Hal

from Florida

4.0

Trying to balance out the number 87 Eagle. Eight of the 10 Eagles were okay, but two were unacceptable. I contacted AP and they took them back and sent me two more that were acceptable. Sometimes I am afraid to order because I'm not sure what AP will send. I appreciate AP's willingness to make things right.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Received polished cull condition!

By  SilverBullionBill

from Maryland

1.0

I bought this as a gift, It's horrible and ugly with stains and scratches and is obviously polished. I can not use this as a gift nor is it worth sending back, I feel like I'm stuck with it.

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Second Year of Issue Eagle

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this 1987 silver American Eagle because it was the second year of issue of this beautiful coin. It arrived in near-perfect condition and looks brand new.

Pros

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

Beautiful coin

By  Jetboater

from Houston, Texas

5.0

Beautiful coin

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