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1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

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This first year of issue Silver American Eagle makes a great addition to any Silver coin collection. Silver Eagles are treasured for their .999 fine Silver content, classic design and government guarantee.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
  • 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 your American Silver Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry bezel to your order.

The inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle is important in U.S. bullion coin history. Add this timeless investment to your cart today!

Protect your U.S. Silver coins with proper handling and storage.

Retain the value of your U.S. Silver coins by handling them and storing them with care. The 1986 1 oz Silver American Eagle is not incredibly old or historic compared to some vintage or rare coins, but these Silver coins are from the inaugural minting year of the modern Silver bullion coins produced by the U.S. Mint, so they have numismatic value. When handling this American Eagle Silver coin, hold it by the edges, protecting the surface from the natural oils on your fingers. Also, when examining these Silver coins, always hold them over a towel or soft surface, just in case you drop them.

Understand numismatic value when purchasing U.S. Silver coins.

The 1986 Silver American Eagle is not particularly old and has the same Silver content as its modern day counterpart, so why is it priced higher? To understand the value of this Silver coin, it is important to understand numismatic value, or collector value, which, depending on the coin, can be related to its rarity, beauty, historical value and minting date. In the case of this U.S. Silver coin, it's increased numismatic value is based on the fact that they were minted in the inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle, greatly increasing the value of this popular Silver coin among collectors. When evaluating which Silver coins to purchase, it is beneficial to first determine whether you want to purchase coins for their raw Silver value or if you are interested in coins with value beyond their Precious Metals content.

1986 was the inaugural year of the Silver American Eagle making this 1 oz Silver coin ideal for any Silver Eagle coin collection.

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Posted By:Brian

From:Salt Lake City, UT

Date:Aug 26, 2017

Good starting point

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I began my collection of the Eagles with the first coin, and compared to the 1988 Silver Maple I also ordered, this coin showed some slight patina. But still a pretty coin for the age.


  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Edgar

From:Dorado Puerto Rico

Date:Mar 2, 2017

Beautifull

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Good for collection or investment


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Neil M.

From:Glendale, CA

Date:Feb 22, 2017

Interesting differences on the first year coin

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I bought two of these first-year coins on an "AlertMe!" and they look perfect, just as good as my 2016 coin! There are some interesting design changes between the two. The 1986 coins use a fancier serif font for the lettering that stands out better than the font on the 2016 coin. Also, the Mint has added some fine detail to Liberty over the years. For example, she's noticeably bustier in 2016. At first I thought my 1986 coins weren't as well struck, or maybe the dies had been over-polished, but then I noticed her collar is definitely different. So I guess someone decided Liberty looked too flat-chested on the first coins. It's fun to see how the design has evolved over the years!


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Lavender Lady

From:Glencoe Illinois

Date:Feb 18, 2017

AAAAA+++++

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APMEX has never failed in selling quality coins.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Mattingly

From:Corydon, IN

Date:Feb 4, 2017

First of the best!

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First year of the Silver Eagle. I love the design of these coins and had to pick up the first year. Was not disappointed at all. If you are going to collect these coins, no better place to start then the first year.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:John

From:Cuba, NY

Date:Dec 30, 2016

Slight tarnish on the edge, but definite BU

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This is a great First edition Silver Eagle. only had some slight tarnish on the edges in places, but otherwise an excellent piece. Thank you APMEX yet again.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Mike

From:Utah

Date:Jan 6, 2016

Fantastic Coin

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I wasn't sure what to expect, buying a 30 year old coin in "BU" condition. I ordered this 1986 along with a 2015 and was pleasantly surprised to find that the '86 was in just as good of condition as the 2015; both in superb, fresh-from-the-mint condition. Very happy with my purchase. That said, it was a pretty painful premium to pay for a silver eagle, but it's understandable, being a key date. I'll admit that, given the condition it came in, I won't lose sleep over the higher premium. Would have disappointed if it were lesser quality, though.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:EDC

From:New Hampshire

Date:Nov 12, 2015

Excellent Quality

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I recently started collecting Silver Eagles and have found APMEX to be a great place to buy. Prices are usually the lowest and the quality of the coins I have purchased has been top notch.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Chris

From:Texas

Date:Jul 9, 2015

First Attempt at Buying Silver

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I bought this coin to start investing in silver. I thought it quite cool to buy a 1986 version of this coin since it was the first year they minted them. The coin looks good overall but I noticed that the reeds were dirty. Would that be normal for an almost 30 year old coin?


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:badinoff

From:Austin, TX

Date:Nov 13, 2014

Black Spots

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The coin I received had black spots on the obverse side (minus 1 star). I have seen reviews for other BU coins and it seems that APMEX occasionally sends those out with spots on them. I am sure that they would have exchanged it, based on those same reviews I mentioned above, but I was not able to engage such exchange due to personal circumstances, so I'll be keeping the coin now that enough time has past. I have a graded version of this same coin, so I guess the one in the album would be a little spotty. Outside of the practice of sending spotted coins occasionally, I have no other issues with APMEX. All transactions I have engaged in (including one exchange) have been very smooth, and I have developed a good level of trust for APMEX over the last year or so. I have not been able to find a better, more reasonable or reliable dealer, so I'll keep doing business with APMEX, and recommend them to others.


  • Pros
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Cons
  • Poor Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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