1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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Product Details

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.

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.

The inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle is important in U.S. bullion coin history. Add this timeless investment to your cart today!

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Silver American Eagles are one of the world's favorite Silver bullion products. To buy American Silver Eagles for your investment portfolio, call our Account Managers toll free at (800) 375-9006 or click on the “Live Chat” button. APMEX is where to buy Silver! Also, you can come to us when it is time to sell Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium.


Product ID: 1087
Year: 1986
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $1
Mint Mark: Not Shown - San Francisco
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: US Mint
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Inner Pack: 20
Outer Pack: 500
Customer Reviews
1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
4.8 Overall

(based on 13 reviews)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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First Attempt at Buying Silver

By  Chris

from Texas


I bought this coin to start investing in silver. I thought it quite cool to buy a 1986 version of this coin since it was the first year they minted them. The coin looks good overall but I noticed that the reeds were dirty. Would that be normal for an almost 30 year old coin?

Black Spots

By  badinoff

from Austin, TX



  • Collectible (lower mintage)


  • Poor Condition

The coin I received had black spots on the obverse side (minus 1 star). I have seen reviews for other BU coins and it seems that APMEX occasionally sends those out with spots on them. I am sure that they would have exchanged it, based on those same reviews I mentioned above, but I was not able to engage such exchange due to personal circumstances, so I'll be keeping the coin now that enough time has past. I have a graded version of this same coin, so I guess the one in the album would be a little spotty. Outside of the practice of sending spotted coins occasionally, I have no other issues with APMEX. All transactions I have engaged in (including one exchange) have been very smooth, and I have developed a good level of trust for APMEX over the last year or so. I have not been able to find a better, more reasonable or reliable dealer, so I'll keep doing business with APMEX, and recommend them to others.

First Year of Issue

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ


I purchased this 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle because if was the inaugural issue for this coin. It is a beautiful coin as are all American Eagles and a great addition to any collection. It arrived in as close to BU condition as I could expect...no outward flaws.

first year

By  mo

from harvard il


first year are wonderful it is a collectors good fortune to be able to purchase first year issue eagles from a reputable seller good prices and even better quality

So impressed

By  Brian

from Pennsylvania


I started collecting American Silver Eagles only recently. I really wanted to have the first year. The coin looks like it was just minted. Thanks APMEX.

Must have coin-great purchase

By  picne

from Maine


First year of issue makes this gorgeous coin a must have. Very happy with it.

Great Quality!

By  Odvar

from Winter Park, FL


I bought this 1986 coin to commemorate my birth. Feel so special now.

Wanted the 1st yr Silver Eagle

By  Screech

from Dallas, Tx


Great company to deal with.


from NY


I just received one of these as part of my first order. It is STUNNING and quite honestly, the picture doesn't do them justice! Besides being the inaugural year for the coin, it was also the year I got married. A nice momento for our Silver Anniversary! Thanks to all the people at APMEX who processed my order with obvious care. I look forward to dealing with you again in the new year.


from WI


This was my 1st purchase of silver. I bought the 1986 -1991 Silver Eagles. They came in great shape with an awesome shine. I will be buying more from APMEX

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