These uncirculated Silver American Eagles have a "W" mintmark and are struck on specially burnished planchets. The burnished coins appeal to collectors and investors alike for their special finish, beauty and purity. Released in 1986, the American Silver Eagle coin is America’s only official investment grade Silver bullion coin. It is also the world’s only Silver bullion coin whose weight, content, and purity are guaranteed by the United States government. The American Silver Eagle has a face value of one dollar and contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver.
Considered among the most beautiful coins ever minted, Silver Eagles are among the finest Silver coins issued by the United States. The obverse of the Silver Eagle coin is based on the Walking Liberty design created by Adolph A. Weinman. Also used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coins issued from 1916 to 1947, the Walking Liberty design on the Silver Eagle coins is one of the most cherished and well known designs ever to grace coins minted by the United States. However, the reverse of the American Silver Eagle coin is as impressive as the obverse. The reverse features a heraldic American eagle, the very symbol of our nation’s freedom, which echoes patriotism and national pride.