2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 NGC (Early Releases)

2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 NGC (Early Releases)

The Silver Eagle is among the most popular Silver coins in the world. Widely recognized and universally revered, the Silver Eagle is the only 1 oz .999 fine Silver bullion coin produced in the United States.

Coin Highlights:

  • NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
  • The Early Releases label guarantees this coin was received by NGC within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
  • 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 2016 Silver Eagle to your cart today.

The U.S. Mint does not sell its bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, they distribute their coins to only a handful of authorized purchasers who then sell the coins to the public. As one of these authorized purchasers, APMEX is able to get coins direct from the U.S. Mint and pass them along to you.

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 2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 NGC (Early Releases)
2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 NGC (Early Releases)
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Beautifu. Peace !!!!!!!l

By  Buy it

from Yucaipa CA

5.0

I love it want to buy more

Pros

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

GReat Collectable

By  John

from Kansas City

5.0

A great future investment of a graded MS70 coin

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

A perfect coin in MS-70

By  greymars

from Cheshire, MA

5.0

My first purchase from APMEX, and it had to be a 2016 NGC MS-70 American Silver Eagle. I am so happy to have received this coin in a very fast and expedient manner, only 2 days from order to delivery. I am very pleased about the professional packing and labeling which gives no indication about the contents or shipper. I will continue to purchase from APMEX for all of my Numismatic requirements. a big thank you to Customer Service for addressing my questions prior to my purchase.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Magnificent Coin

By  Tony C

from New Jersey

5.0

Exquisite quality

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

It's beautifully perfect in an imperfect world.

By  RipVanWinkle

from Miami

5.0

This is a resonably priced must for every serious collector.

Pros

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

First purchase

By  Zac P

from Indiana

5.0

Exactly what I was expecting. This was one of my first purchases from APMEX and I was extremely satisfied. I received exactly what I was wanting; a perfect condition, NGC certified silver American Eagle and that is what I received.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

I'll be buying these more and more!!

By  Jo Jo

from Atlanta, Ga

5.0

ER & MS70 & attractive design!!!!!!!!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

2016 Silver Eagle

By  duke3006

from Boston,MA

5.0

I buy what I like from a trusted source, AMPEX

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

honesty from them

By  Mike

from Pa

5.0

Added to my collection. Excellent service. Honesty Been doing business with them for few years now.

Pros

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

2016 silver eagle

By  Monet

from Mechanicville ny

5.0

Collectable beautiful coin I plan on getting all 30 in the future times 3 for my children

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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