1986-S 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle (w/Box & COA)

1986-S 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle (w/Box & COA)

These Proof American Silver Eagles are a practical purchase for any investor. Proof Silver Eagle coins feature the beloved Silver Eagle design in an even more beautiful finish with the same U.S. government guarantee.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Inaugural year of issue! This coin comes packaged in a United States Mint Box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • 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 with year 1986 at the bottom edge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies. An "S" mintmark has been struck representing the San Francisco Mint.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

Proof Silver Eagles provide an excellent opportunity to benefit from the inflationary-hedging properties of Silver, while also adding the prospect of additional numismatic value. Add the inaugural 1986 Proof Silver American 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 1986-S 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle (w/Box & COA)
1986-S 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle (w/Box & COA)
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By  ChristineC

from Stafford,Va

5.0

I was given the 1986 American eagle Silver Coin has a gift in 1986. It's still in it's original plastic tight covering. Mint condition. So since then I started collecting coins. I have many different coins that go back to 1911 has the oldest. Some coins I have I don't have a clue what they are or where their from. I have a bag of 70 coins or more and bills that are over 35 years old. They don't make them anymore. Many buffalo/Indian head nickles that date way back. Gold/silver coins. I have no idea what any are worth.

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Great coin.

By  Daniel

from Rockledge FL

5.0

First coin for my silver eagle set. 2 very small nicks hardly noticeable. For a coin 30 years old and ungraded I am satisfied. The box and packaging were all in perfect condition except for the plastic coin cover which was heavily scratched but it's not the coin so I don't mind.

Pros

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

I have purchased from APMEX in the past and I will be buying again

By  Intermediate Collector

from Portland, OR

5.0

This coin is a great start to collecting proof silver dollars

Pros

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

shocked at quality

By  Matthew

from georgia

4.0

I was very excited to get my coin in today. Although after opening it I noticed a blemish on the face of the coin. Normally everything is great from apmex. I guess the older coins just shouldn't be expected to be as nice. I just thought because it was a proof it would be up to my expectations.

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Mirror-Like Image

By  Alan K.

from Ipswich, MA

5.0

After having a Precious Metals IRA and experiencing the volatility of metals, decided on moving my investment to something more stable. After realizing I actually missed the excitement of how metals move. Decided on starting a personal metals account. APMEX has everything you can think of to invest in, reasonable pricing and exceptional quality and customer service

Pros

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

First Proof Purchase

By  Matt

from California

5.0

This was my first proof purchase and I am thoroughly pleased. All three parts (box, container, and coin) are all in excellent shape seeing as though they are from 1986. My only complaint is that the box is purple! A nice blue or green would've been nice but I didn't buy the eagle for the box. I was ok with the premium because of two things: first year of issue and it's a proof. Get one, they're only going to appreciate more as the years go on.

Pros

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

Great coin, excellent design.

By  Mr Moose

from Keokuk, Iowa

5.0

I BOUGHT THIS TO HELP COMPLETE MY COLLECTION.

Pros

  • This Just What I Wanted
  • Mint Condition

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from VA

5.0

Beautiful Coin. Coin looked as if it had come directly from the U.S. Mint. The box showed no signs of wear and tear and was delivered in a small plastic bag. Very impressed with APMEX and all of the coins that I have received from them.

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