This first year of issue Silver American Eagle makes a great addition to any Silver coin collection. Silver Eagles are treasured for their .999 fine Silver content, classic design and government guarantee.
- 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.
The inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle is important in U.S. bullion coin history. Add this timeless investment to your cart today!
The history of 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin
The first American Eagle Silver coin was struck in San Francisco on October 29, 1986. The design on the 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A. Weinman. The design on these Silver coins was originally seen on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin, which was minted between 1916 and 1947. Of the many designs on U.S. Silver coins, the Walking Liberty has been a longstanding public favorite, and as such, was brought back 70 years after its debut for use on the modern Silver Eagle coin.
Why invest in the 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin?
The American Eagle Silver coin is a favorite Silver bullion coin among collectors and investors alike. That is why the 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle is a valuable addition to any collection, as 1986 is the year this Silver coin was first minted. Unlike some other Silver coins, this Silver coin is eligible for a Precious Metals IRA. These U.S Silver coins and other investment-grade Silver coins can help balance your investment portfolio.
Protect your U.S. Silver coins with proper handling and storage.
Retain the value of your U.S. Silver coins by handling them and storing them with care. The 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle is not incredibly old or historic compared to some vintage or rare coins, but these Silver coins are from the inaugural minting year of the modern Silver bullion coins produced by the U.S. Mint, so they have numismatic value. When handling this American Eagle Silver coin, hold it by the edges, protecting the surface from the natural oils on your fingers. Also, when examining these Silver coins, always hold them over a towel or soft surface, just in case you drop them.
Understand numismatic value when purchasing U.S. Silver coins.
The 1986 Silver American Eagle is not particularly old and has the same Silver content as its modern day counterpart, so why is it priced higher? To understand the value of this Silver coin, it is important to understand numismatic value, or collector value, which, depending on the coin, can be related to its rarity, beauty, historical value and minting date. In the case of this U.S. Silver coin, it's increased numismatic value is based on the fact that they were minted in the inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle, greatly increasing the value of this popular Silver coin among collectors. When evaluating which Silver coins to purchase, it is beneficial to first determine whether you want to purchase coins for their raw Silver value or if you are interested in coins with value beyond their Precious Metals content.