2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)

2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)

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

Coin Highlights:

  • PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
  • The First Strike label guarantees this coin was shipped from the mint within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in PCGS boxes.
  • 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 PCGS (First Strike)
2016 Silver American Eagle MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)
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By  King Splash

from Tennessee

5.0

Good price, beautiful condition & stellar service. If the rest of business America took note of APMEX we'd be in much better state of mind. Keep it up & I'll keep coming back!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Very nice, I like the quality of the case.

By  Cxb1332

from Louisiana

5.0

Certification of coin

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Investment Purchase

By  Randy

from Tennessee

5.0

We took the advice given and purchased 30 of these as a investment going forward. Everything was perfect from order to delivery.

Pros

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

Excellent

By  Petro

from Illinois

5.0

MS 70 worth every penny

Pros

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

love the EAGLES

By  RDRNUT4LIFE

from OKLAHOMA

5.0

I BUY 2 OR 3 A YEAR, BUT I DIDNT HAVE THIS ONE, SO I FIGURED I WOULD GET THIS WHILE THE GETTING WAS GOOD

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

They stock what I am looking for.

By  DH

from South Jordan, Utah 84095

5.0

I have made many purchases from APMEX and have been more than satisfied. Customer service exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend making your collectable and investment purchases with this company!

Pros

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

Beautiful coin

By  FC

from Contra Costa County

5.0

Love first strikes

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Silver American Eagle MS-70 PCGS

By  Sdblueboy

from San Diego, Ca

5.0

Excellent investment product

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful First Strike 2016 Silver Eagle

By  Michae C

from Chattanooga, TN

5.0

Have only been collecting a few years now and love the First Strike Silver Eagles. A true American symbol.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Quality product

By  Frenchmen

from Greencastle IN

5.0

Fast delivery, good product quality service.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

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