The American Silver Eagle is the flagship bullion coin of the United States. First struck in 1986, they have been minted annually since and are among the most widely bought and traded coins in the world. Each contains .999 Fine metal content and is designated with a $1 face value, making it America's first 99.9% pure dollar. In the three decades since its inception, it has become a representation of America's financial strength to the international community.
Because they are designated as legal tender, the weight and purity is guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. This is one of the principal reasons why it is so popular; the series set yearly sales records with over 42 million sold in 2013. They are cherished not only for their beautiful Walking Liberty design, but also for the comfort of owning a government-backed item that is IRA approved. 2014 Silver American Eagles are offered individually, or you can purchase them in bulk, whether in mint tubes of 20 or in the popular, mint-sealed “Monster Box” of 500 ounces. In addition, we sell backdates from previous years.
The United States Mint produces an enormous quantity of silver bullion annually. In 2013 in particular, the U.S. Mint experienced soaring sales for both of their bullion programs. With no mintage limit, these popular pieces of history hit a record-breaking 42,675,000 units sold as of December 26, 2013. Further, they are not the only modern pieces experiencing a boost in demand (and, consequently, sales). For the 2013-W Proofs, 797,882 pieces have been sold with no mintage limit set, while there were 149,328 of the 2013-W Uncirculated variety sold. 2014-dated coins are still available, and have been on pace to match or surpass last year's records!
To satisfy the numismatic preferences of collectors as well as investors' desire for low premium items, they are produced in multiple variations. Currently the U.S. Mint strikes three different versions: Brilliant Uncirculated (or Bullion finish), Proof, and Burnished Uncirculated.