1986 Silver American Eagle MS-69 NGC

1986 Silver American Eagle MS-69 NGC

The Silver American Eagle features one of the most classic designs on Silver coins, making it among the most popular Silver coins in the world. This 1986 issue was the first year of the Silver American Eagle, which only adds to the value of the coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the near perfect MS-69 condition of the coin.
  • 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.

One of the most popular designs in American coinage, the Silver Eagle combines beauty with Silver bullion appeal. Add the 1986 Silver 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 Silver American Eagle MS-69 NGC
1986 Silver American Eagle MS-69 NGC
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1986 silver american eagle MS-69

By  FLASH 45

from DALEVILLE AL.

5.0

I DID NOT HAVE ONE. NEEDED FOR MY SET.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition

My first Coin

By  I'm Satisfied

from Knoxville, TN

5.0

Want to start my first Coin collection, so happy I chose Apmex, fast service and product is just like they promised. I'll buy from Apmex again!!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Wonderful addition to my collection

By  Little Rascal

from Chicago, Ill

5.0

Just wonderful to have in collection. Nice grade, Wonderful packaging. The issuance date is thrilling to own. Can't stop examining this one. Love it, love the history, the beauty, the fine silver content, good investment.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Key Date
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Good Investment

Cons

  • Keeps You Wanting More

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