A first-ever from PCGS - and an APMEXclusive® - these tubes consist entirely of coins graded MS-69 or better by PCGS! Because the tube is certified as a whole, these tubes are more economical and easier to store for those looking to stack in bulk.
APMEX delivers unsearched, mint-sealed boxes to PCGS, where the coins are individually examined and graded. PCGS removes any coins that do not meet their strict standards for MS-69 coins, then repackages the coins that make the grade in original mint tubes. PCGS seals these tubes with a tamper-evident seal and stands behind them with their industry-leading Grade Guarantee.
- Each coin contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver with a total Silver weight of 20 oz per tube.
- Each APMEXclusive® PCGS OEM tube protects and certifies the MS-69 or better condition of the product. Like all PCGS-graded coins, these are covered by PCGS's Grade Guarantee!
- The First Strike label guarantees these coins were received by PCGS within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
- These coins can be later be re-submitted (unopened with the original seal intact) to PCGS to qualify for the First Strike designation, if later desired in individual holders!
- 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.
One of the most popular designs in American coinage, the Silver Eagle combines beauty with Silver bullion appeal. Add the 2016 Silver Eagle Sealed Tube 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.
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.