While not rare in absolute terms, this inaugural issue of the Silver Eagle is a conditional rarity, with only 127 examples graded a perfect MS-70 by PCGS. This is a great opportunity to upgrade a competitive registry set!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Population of 179 coins at this grade level with 0 graded higher.
- PCGS encapsulation guarantees the coin's perfect MS-70 condition.
- 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 guaranteed by the U.S. government.
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As the inaugural year of the Silver Eagle, the 1986 has long been popular with collectors. This perfect example adds the rarity and appeal of a low population coin in one of the most highly competitive registry sets. Add this perfect 1986 Silver Eagle to your cart today!
*Population as provided by PCGS, September 2016.
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Silver Eagle HistoryNext to the renowned Buffalo Nickels, which were first released in 1913 and discontinued in 1938, the Silver Eagles enjoy the most popularity among numismatists. They debuted in 1986, less than one year after the U.S. government approved the sale of Silver. They have remained in continuous production so you can collect Silver Eagles from every year.
The Lady Liberty on the Silver Eagle is based on Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty design. The eagle on the reverse holds a shield in front of its chest, and a ribbon features the Latin words "E Pluribus Unum," which means "out of many, one." It is considered the United States motto.
Unlike most other types of U.S. Mint Silver, Silver Eagles are guaranteed by the government and are considered investment-quality bullion. If you want to maximize your investment, you can get First Strike Silver Eagles, which come to PCGS from the U.S. Mint within 30 days of mintage. The PCGS rating ensures our customers can trust the quality of the Silver they buy.
If you are just starting your coin collection, Silver Eagles offer the perfect jumping-off point because of their beauty and collectibility. Even if you are a veteran numismatist, however, you can appreciate the Silver Eagles and their place in history. Do not miss the opportunity to get PCGS-certified Silver Eagles from APMEX today.
Add to Your Investment Portfolio with PCGS MS-70 Silver Eagles from APMEXBuying PCGS-certified Silver coins can vastly improve your collection of Silver bullion. U.S. Mint Silver tends to appreciate over time, and Silver Eagles often appreciate faster than other forms of Silver bullion. They feature the iconic Lady Liberty on the obverse and a proud American eagle on the reverse. You will also notice the 13 stars on the reverse as well as the legal tender value, the words “United States of America” and other information.
If you collect U.S. Mint Silver for your private collection or for investment purposes, you will not want to miss out on the PCGS MS-70 Silver Eagles. The MS designation stands for Mint State, and the 70 rating lets you know PCGS found no post-production imperfections, even at five times magnification.
U.S. Mint Silver Bullion Adds to the Value of These Silver EaglesSilver Eagles have long enjoyed popularity among numismatists, both for permanent collections and for later resale. APMEX obtains Silver bullion directly from the U.S. Mint, which means you can trust its quality, beauty and luster. Some coins come in the green-core packaging that sets off the Silver, while others come in special packaging for holidays and similar special occasions.
Consider taking advantage of APMEX's volume pricing if you are an investor who wants to eventually sell your Silver bullion for a profit. Alternatively, if one of your loved ones has begun a collection of Silver coins, invest in a Silver Eagle as a gift. We offer beautiful gift and presentation boxes that make perfect additions to gifts.
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