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The new 2016 American Silver Eagles Coins are now available for purchase online at Gainesville Coins. Fresh off an all-time high sales record of over 44 million coins sold in 2014, the Silver Eagle yet again set a new annual coin sales record in 2015! The United States Mint’s official one ounce silver bullion coin is flying into 2016 with the wind at its back, and again seeks the title as the world’s most popular silver coin. It is also the 30th anniversary of the series and the 100th anniversary of the Walking Liberty design. You can find 2016 Silver Eagles for sale here for low premiums over spot!
Among other modern government-issued silver coins, the Silver Eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful and the most trusted. Over 400 million 1 oz American Silver Eagles have been minted since the U.S. Mint’s bullion coin program made its debut in 1986, providing individual investors with access to .999 fine silver bullion in the form of a government-guaranteed silver dollar coin. It also helps that it is widely considered among the most beautiful US coins ever minted.
The design of these coins is based on Adolph A. Weinman’s beloved “Walking Liberty” design, which originally appeared on the half dollar in 1916 and ran until 1947. Miss Liberty confidently strides to toward the left, her star-spangled dress swept in the wind. She beckons toward the sun rising over the horizon, symbolizing the dawn of a new era. This design is adapted to fit the larger Silver Eagle planchet (40.6 mm diameter), allowing the full breadth and detail of this intricate design to be appreciated.
Each Silver Eagle contains a total of 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams) of fine silver content. Its weight and .999 fine silver purity are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. Its reverse design, an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States, was designed by former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti specifically for the American Silver Eagle. It shows a bald eagle in heraldic pose--its wings spread--at the center of the design, and is rich in nationalistic symbolism.
There are several varieties of American Silver Eagle coins besides its Brilliant Uncirculated bullion version, which is minted in unlimited quantities from the best silver today to meet investor demand. Additionally, the Mint offers special proof issues of the silver coins, which feature highly polished, mirror-like background and frosted relief devices, as well as a new Burnished Uncirculated finish that gives the coin’s surface a more satiny appearance. Both of these varieties are produced in far fewer numbers than their bullion counterparts, and are highly sought-after by avid coin collectors. These coins are often graded, meaning they have been certified for their condition by a third-party grading service such as NGC or PCGS. Silver Eagle prices are based on factors such as grading, and coin values will also vary between the different Uncirculated and collectible versions of these one dollar coins. Our selection includes a number of graded Silver Eagles for sale for serious collectors, as well as mint tubes of 20 coins and Monster Boxes of 500 American Silver Eagles for silver investors.