2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU (w/U.S. Mint Box)

2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU (w/U.S. Mint Box)

This Silver American Eagle comes to you in an elegant U.S. Mint presentation box, adding further beauty on top of the .999 fine Silver appeal. The beautiful, patriotic design has made the Silver Eagle the most popular bullion coin in the United States.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Packaged in a U.S. Mint presentation box.
  • 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.

The 2018 Silver American Eagle in an elegant U.S. Mint presentation box is the perfect gift for any Silver lover. Add the 2018 Silver American Eagle to your cart today!

The History of U.S. Silver Eagles

Launched on November 24, 1986, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle now enjoys the distinction of being the most popular Silver bullion coin not just in the United States, but worldwide. The Silver American Eagle is in fact so highly sought by collectors and investors alike that in both 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Mint could not keep up with the demand and the coin world faced a shortage of this item.

The impetus behind the creation of the Silver American Eagle was the government’s realization that they wanted to liquidate some of the Silver from the Defense National Stockpile. Although states with large mining interests, as well as certain legislators, were opposed to the liquidation, in 1985 the Senate voted to allow the sale of Silver. Later in 2002, after it became apparent the stockpile of Silver would be depleted, an additional bill went through allowing the government to purchase Silver on the open market when it became necessary.

Why Invest in U.S. Silver Eagles?

Silver American Eagle Coins are authorized by the U.S. government, a distinction that means they were literally created by an act of Congress. This offers just one more layer of protection regarding the quality and authenticity of these investment-grade coins. These 2018 Silver coins meet exact specifications for purity, size and weight that are detailed by law. A 1 oz Silver Eagle will always offer perfect consistency for same weight and fineness, no matter the year it was produced or which U.S. Mint struck it. You always know precisely what you are buying with the Silver American Eagle. The premium commanded by U.S. Silver coins reflects that these coins are backed by the U.S. government, an important insurance for investors.

Experience Iconic Coin Art

The design of this exceptional Silver bullion coin echoes some of America’s most beloved coin art. The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle bears an adaptation of Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This undisputedly iconic design was a favorite of the American people, was a natural choice for 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. The eagle bears in its beak a banner which reads, “E Pluribus Unum.” Above the eagle are 13 stars symbolizing the original 13 colonies. This image mirrors the Great Seal of the United States.

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Add 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins to a Precious Metals IRA

Many investors choose 2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins for their Precious Metals IRA. To add these Silver coins to an IRA, you will first need to set up a custodian. This is something APMEX can guide you in doing. Then, you fund your Precious Metals IRA with Silver American Eagle and other qualifying Precious Metals products. We can also ship your items directly to your account. There are stringent rules as to what Precious Metal products are IRA eligible. For example, Gold coins must be .995 fine to qualify for IRAs, with the exception of Gold American Eagles. Once your Silver coins and other Precious Metals are in an IRA, any profit is tax-free, just as in other IRAs. When you are ready to remove assets, you will want to consult your tax adviser about any taxes owed.
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