The United States Mint will soon stop production and shipment of the 2017 American Silver Eagle to Authorized Purchasers. The U.S. Mint will begin focusing on producing the millions of 2018 American Silver Eagle coins to meet demand for sale in January 2018.
The 2017 mintage of the American Silver Eagles was the lowest in ten years. December 2017 sales of current year American Silver Eagles, however, surged as investors and collectors aware of the relative rarity of these coins, rushed to place their final orders of the year.
2017 American Silver Eagle Coins Still Available at BGASC.com
BGASC.com has a limited number of 2017 American Silver Eagle coins still available for sale.
The 2017 American Silver Eagle
2017 American Silver Eagles can also be ordered in unopened tamper evident sealed tubes of twenty coins.
2017 1 oz American Silver Eagles BGASC Certified Unopened BU Rolls (20 Coins) Tamper Evident
2017 American Silver Eagle coins are also available in mint-sealed “monster boxes” of twenty-five rolls of twenty coins, or 500 coins per box.
All American Silver Eagle coins are IRA eligible.
The American Silver Eagle
The one ounce American Silver Eagle was first sold in late 1986, and has been minted annually since then. Over 500 million American Silver Eagle coins have been sold.
The American Silver Eagle coin features a walking lady liberty on the obverse. Those familiar with the Liberty Walking half dollar (1916-1947) will recognize her countenance as substantially the same as appears on that coin. Also on the obverse are the date and the words “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” On the back a depiction of a bald eagle is featured with the words “1 Oz. Fine Silver” “One Dollar” and “United States of America”. American silver eagle coins are minted at the United States Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point mints. The mint mark for West Point (W) and San Francisco (S) appears on the reverse to the bald eagle’s left talon that is clutching an olive branch. Silver eagles minted in Philadelphia contain no mint mark.
The American Silver Eagle features a recycled design of Adolph A. Weinman that was first used on the Liberty Walking half dollar. His initials can be found on the hem of lady liberty’s gown. The reverse was designed by John Mercanti who was the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint when the Silver Eagle was first released.
American Silver Eagles are composed of .9993 silver and .0007 copper (unlike Liberty Walking half dollars that were minted with .900 silver and .100 copper).
The American Silver Eagle is legal tender and has a face value of one United States Dollar. American Silver Eagle coins come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are available for sale individually, in rolls of twenty or in monster boxes of 500 coins.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was found by an Act of Congress in 1792. The first coin minted by the U.S. Mint was the half disme. Since 1792, the United States Mint has produced half cents, cents, two cent pieces, three cent pieces, nickels, half dimes, twenty cent pieces, quarter dollars, half dollars and dollars. The United States Mint produces all the coins of general circulation for the nation and also mints American Gold and Silver Eagle bullion coins, American Gold Buffalo bullion coins, America the Beautiful Silver bullion coins as well as a variety of commemorative coins and mint sets.
This article by BGASC is not, and should not be regarded as, investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular course of action.