Featuring one of the most beloved designs in American coinage, the Silver Eagle saw instant popularity upon its 1986 release. These examples, certified as perfect 70 by NGC, have added collectible appeal on top of their inherent .999 fine Silver beauty.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- NGC encapsulation protects the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
- Mirrorlike Proof finish adds further beauty with an impressive shine.
- 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.
Display your certified Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.
One of the most popular designs in all of American coinage, the Silver Eagle combines beauty with Silver bullion appeal. Add this Perfect 70 1986-S Proof Silver Eagle to your cart today!
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.
Invest in NGC PF-70 Silver EaglesAs an informed investor, you will appreciate the excellent value of the Proof Silver American Eagle PF-70 NGC. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has graded this Silver coin PF-70, which certifies its perfect condition and flawless appearance. The beautiful luster and sharp relief of this American Eagle proof enhance its desirability and collectibility for both investors and numismatists.
Benefit from the Sustained Value of Silver American Eagle CoinsInvestors will appreciate the inherent value of Silver American Eagle coins, which contain 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. The value of these coins also has the potential to appreciate over time, especially because they boast a perfect 70 grading. NGC relies on the Sheldon Grading Scale, an industry standard, to assign a grade to each coin. A grade of 70 indicates the coin has no post-production imperfections visible at 5× magnification.
To assist in preserving their value, all Proof Silver American Eagles have NGC encapsulation. This helps to protect the coin's beautiful finish, and it offers investors a convenient storage method.
Collectors may opt to display their Silver American Eagles in a variety of presentation boxes. These attractive display boxes enable collectors to showcase the highlights of their collections while preserving both appearance and value.
American Silver Eagle Coins Have Important Links to the PastWhen you purchase Silver American Eagles, you can invest in your future while preserving important links to the past.
On the obverse of this coin, numismatists will recognize the iconic depiction of Lady Liberty. This is a rendition of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar design by Adolph A. Weinman and features an American flag draped over the patriotic figure. She walks gracefully in the direction of a rising sun, depicted in the lower left corner of the obverse. The text "Liberty" appears along the top edge, and "In God We Trust" appears on the lower right.
The reverse features a heraldic eagle in the center of the coin, beneath 13 stars that represent the nation's original colonies. The text "United States of America" appears along the top edge of the coin, and the Silver weight and monetary value appear along the lower edge.
The U.S. Mint issues this sovereign Silver coin, which is backed by the U.S. government. With its combination of Silver bullion appeal, perfect condition and collectibility, this Silver Eagle Proof is a smart purchase for collectors and investors alike.