1986 1 oz Engelhard Prospector Silver Round (Eagle Reverse) is a one troy ounce .999 pure silver representation of the American days of prospecting, honoring all of the hard-working prospectors out there. The Prospector Round is not legal tender and does not have a denomination or face value. Made by the internationally recognized Engelhard corporation in 1986, these captivating rounds inspire others to go explore their backyards, community woodlands, and beaches for lost and buried pieces of precious metals.
On the obverse of the round is displayed a seasoned prospector panning for gold in water, and is inscribed, "U.S.A. 1986," and, "The American Prospector." The reverse features a fierce eagle with its wings spread wide, clutching an American flag and an olive branch in his talons. Circling the reverse is, "Engelhard, One Troy Ounce," and, "999+ Fine Silver."
Engelhard Corporation is a world-famous Precious Metals Refiner that was founded in the United States in 1891, and is a well-recognized name-brand in precious metals. American Prospectors, featured on this Engelhard Round, gained enthusiasm and support from the entire world in the mid-nineteenth century with the start of the American Gold Rush in California. California may not be the hot-spot of American prospecting these days, but Alaska looks promising, and who knows where the next precious metals rush may be.