2016 Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)

2016 Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)

The Silver American Eagle is widely recognized and universally revered, containing 1 oz of .999 fine Silver and featuring a beautiful, classic design. The Silver Eagle is the only 1 oz Silver bullion coin produced in the United States.

Coin Highlights:

  • PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the near perfect MS-69 condition of the coin.
  • The First Strike label guarantees this coin was received by PCGS 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-69 PCGS (First Strike)
2016 Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)
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Great item to keep!

By  Sunjester1960

from Toms River, NJ

5.0

APMEX has the best in quality and customer service. Stay with what you know and use them. Word of mouth is exceptional...for Christmas my wife purchased 1oz of gold eagle (as it was on my Christmas List!) from them, as she knew of their quality.

Pros

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

Good Collector item

By  Cdn Duke

from Edmonton, AB. Canada.

5.0

Silver Eagles are always a great investment, in addition having them in ASSAY increases their value for collectors.

Pros

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

My New Coins Make Me Happy

By  Coin Man

from Aloha, Oregon

5.0

Your company is prompt, efficient, and trustworthy. My only con is that I requested delivery to the door and my postal worker just stuck it in my mailbox across the street from my house. There have been postal thefts in my area in the past. This time I safely retrieved the box and all is well.

Pros

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

Silver

By  Mern

from Everett, Washington

5.0

We buy the silver for gifts for our grandchildren and they love receiving it. I try to write a bit of history for each coin so they have an idea about each.

Pros

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

Great coins. Competitively priced. Great service.

By  Dollar Dude

from Rohnert Park, CA.

5.0

Apmex provides top quality coins at a very competitive price and great service to go with a purchase.

Pros

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

2016 Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)

By  caseymc2@cox.net

from Denham Springs, Louisiana

5.0

This Coin is as it was advertised, it is simply Beautiful and I had a lot of offers to buy this Coin elsewhere, but I have bought the majority of my Coins once I discovered AMPEX and their Pricing and how quickly I receive my Coin in my hand, I would not consider buying my Coins anywhere else but AMPEX. I gave it a 5 which is perfect the Coin is a MS-69 and looking at it I actually thought it was a 70. I have bought 21 Coins in all and only need 9 more to complete my Collection. There is no better Price anywhere unless they would be given to me free. AMPEX is BEST!

Pros

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

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By  Coinman

from Colorado

5.0

I like the pre-sale of there coins. Gives you a heads up on whats new.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

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