The Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. The historic Silver Eagle coin was first released by the United States Mint in November of 1986 and is recognized as the most popular bullion coin in the world. This patriotic silver bullion is minted from .999 silver backed by the U.S. government.
This Silver bullion coin portrays Lady Liberty in motion with a draped American flag over her in foreground as the sun rises over mountain ridge. The reverse shows a heraldic eagle and 13 small stars shown below representing the original colonies.
The 1 oz Silver American Eagle quickly became the most popular Silver bullion coin not only in the United States, but in the entire world. The initial run sold out immediately “due to the phenomenal demand.” The Silver Eagle enjoys a special prestige as the only Silver bullion coin backed by the U.S. government. In fact, this Silver coin is so highly sought after that in 2014 and 2015 the U.S. Mint could not match its level of production to consumer demand. In 2013, after a historic drop in Silver prices, demand increased so much that the U.S. Mint had to ration the sale of Silver coins for 18 months.