WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
About American Eagles
- At Best Collectible Coins, you will find a large inventory of 1986 American Eagles. This key year marked the release of the inaugural edition of this most popular coin ever minted by the US Mint.
- The 1986 American Silver Eagle created an overwhelming demand for these coveted coins. They sold out within weeks making these rare beauties difficult to find.
- You will also find other key years of the American Eagles with a special emphasis on the 2020 and 2021 American Eagles.
- Most are graded at a 70 out of 70 on the Sheldon Scale. We are proud to sell a large collection of Special Labels and Hand-Signed Eagles. These coins, signed by some of the most prestigious signatories in US Mint history, are the rarest and most valuable collectible coins.
Why Collect/Invest in American Silver Eagles?
- Each coin is a work of art in its grace and beauty.
- The American Silver Eagle bullion coins may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments.
- These silver dollars are a great investment as collectors flock to this rare coin.
- No collection is complete without 1986, 2020, and 2021 American Silver Eagles.
History of the American Eagle
- Rich in history, the creation of the Eagles was perhaps the most important development in the coin world.
- As the official silver bullion coin of the United States, the American Eagle was released by the US Mint on November 24, 1986. In 1985, James Baker, Secretary of the Treasury during the Reagan administration. He signed the “Liberty Coin Act”.
- Since its first release, the iconic design of these beautiful gems is known as the most beloved and most sought-after US Coin ever minted.
- The Eagles have been minted in all three mints, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point.
American Silver Eagle Design
- The design of the obverse side was taken from Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916-1947. The obverse is inscribed with the year of minting, the word LIBERTY and the phrase IN GOD WE TRUST.
- The reverse side, designed by John Mercanti, portrays the heraldic eagle behind a shield. The eagle is grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon. Above the eagle are thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies. It is inscribed with the phrases the United States of America, 1 oz. FINE SILVER-ONE DOLLAR E PLURIBUS UNUM on the banner that the eagle holds in its beak.
- The reverse of the American Silver Eagle will be redesigned in 2021. The anticipation of this monumental event is soaring.
Photos are representative of the quality and beauty of the coin you will receive.