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Silver American Eagle

The Liberty Coin Act of 1985 gave way to the possibility of a domestic source for Silver Bullion coins that had not been available to investors. On October 29, 1986 Secretary of the Treasury James Baker pressed the button at the San Francisco mint to strike the first Silver American Eagle.


These impressive .999 silver coins have a diameter of 40.6 millimeters and weigh one full ounce.  They have a reeded edge while possesing a legal tender of one dollar.

Sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty design graces the obverse.  It includes Lady Liberty, with an outstretched arm, draped by the Stars and Stripes.  The design is considered among the best to ever appear on a coin.

The reverse features prolific sculptor John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle behind a shield, with an olive branch and arrows in it’s talons, symbolizing peace and strength.

These coins were minted in San Francisco from their inception in 1986.  In 2000, the process moved to Philadelphia and West Point. Since then they have only been struck at West Point.

Silver is an affordable way to secure and diversify a portfolio.  The quality of these bullion coins give them a numismatic measu on top of their intrinsic silver value, allowing them to increase in value because of the high demand it brings.

Silver American Eagle Specifications

silver american eagle specifications

Date Minted: 1986

Designer(s): Adolph Weinman, John Mercanti

99% Silver

Diameter: 41.00 MM

Weight: 31.10 Grams

Other Coins Approved For a Silver IRA

Although the Silver American Eagle is one of the preferred coins of Silver investors, there are several other coins that meet the requirements for including them in your Silver IRA account.

other silver ira approved coins australian kookaburra

Silver Australian Kookaburra

Silver bullion coin produced at the Perth Mint

Learn More About the Silver Australian Kookaburra

other silver ira approved coins vienna philharmonic

Silver Vienna Philharmonic

Minted in 2008 by the Austrian Mint in Vienna.

Learn More About the Silver Vienna Philharmonic

other silver ira approved coins canadian maple leaf

Silver Canadian Maple Leaf

First minted in 1979 with a purity of 99.9% and continued for 3 years.

Learn More About the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf

other silver ira approved coins arctic fox

Silver Arctic Fox

This coin features a detailed image of the Arctic Fox at home in its natural habit of the Canadian wilderness.

Learn More About the Silver Arctic Fox

other silver ira approved coins mexican libertad

Silver Mexican Libertad

Minted at the oldest mint in North America.

Learn More About the Silver Mexican Libertad

Add the Silver American Eagle To Your Silver IRA

Call (855) GOLD – IRA now to start your Silver IRA and add the Silver American Eagle to your account.