Buy your 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Brilliant Uncirculated Coin here! The U.S. Mint does not sell its bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, they distribute their coins to only a handful of authorized purchasers who then sell the coins to the public. As one of these authorized purchasers, we are able to get coins direct from the U.S. Mint and pass them along to you. It’s in perfect condition and is packaged in a U.S. Mint government box. This 99.9% pure silver bullion coin is a valued investment for its 1 oz metal content, beautiful patriotic design and government guarantee. Silver American Eagles can also be included in precious metals IRA accounts.
Each year since 1986, the U.S. Mint has produced a limited edition of the world's most popular silver bullion coin -- the legendary Silver Eagle Dollar.
American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins are affordable investments, beautiful collectibles, thoughtful gifts and memorable incentives or rewards. Above all, as legal tender, they’re the only silver bullion coins whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. They’re also the only silver coins allowed in an IRA.
This Silver Eagle comes packaged in an attractive, government issued US Mint box, containing the US mint emblem and an inside blue velvet collectors box with holder. The coin is enclosed in a plastic capsule to prevent damage to the fine finish of its surface and to protect it for years to come.
The obverse of the Silver Eagle Proof Coin (heads) features Adolph A. Weinman’s full–length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.
Between 1916 and 1947 the United States minted what is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful coin designs ever. The Walking Liberty half dollar silver coin design was created by Adolph A. Weinman, who was also the designer of the popular Mercury Dime. Adolph A. Weinman was born in Germany and came to the United States at the age of 14, after his father died. As Weinman grew up in America, he began developing a talent for art, modeling, drawing and carving. He studied sculpture in the studio of Philip Martiny, and in 1896 worked under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who would have a major influence on his work. Weinman would win important sculptural commissions, including the monument to General Alexander Macomb in Detroit; the Post Office Department Building, Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania Station, New York. In 1916, the Commission of Fine Arts invited Weinman and two other sculptors to submit their ideas and designs for a US dime, quarter and half dollar. The commission ended up choosing his designs for the dime and half dollar. The designs of both of these coins were actually inspired by a real person named Elsie Kachel Stevens. Weinman actually sculpted a bust of her 3 years earlier in 1913. Elsie Stevens and her husband the poet Wallace Stevens were actually tenants of Adolph Weinman at 441 W. 21st Street, New York City - which is how Elsie and Adolph Weinman met. The dime features the detailed face of Elsie Stevens while the walking liberty features part of her full figure on the half dollar.
The United States Mint describes the obverse features as:
"… an ever hopeful Lady Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes carrying in her arms branches of laurel and oak to symbolize both civil and military glory."
After a close inspection, you’ll notice Weinman’s initials on the hem of Lady Liberty’s gown. The obverse will also have the inscriptions bearing:
The Year the coin was minted
"In God We Trust"
Appropriately named “Silver American Eagle’; the reverse (tails) features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left. The design was created by United States Mint sculptor-engraver John M. Mercanti.
John M. Mercanti is the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. He is one of the most respected and prolific coin engravers of the modern era. During his 36 year tenure at the U.S. Mint, he was known to be an extremely active coin designer, where he has been attributed to the design of over 100 coins and medals. Widely known for his designs of the American Silver Eagle and the American Platinum Eagle, his lesser known designs are numerous. He managed the designs for the 50 States Quarters Program for the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He has also personally designed eight commemorative coins, including the 1984 Gold Olympic $10, 1991 Mount Rushmore Gold $5, and the 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver $1. His work has also been seen in medals, such as the Congressional Gold Medals, 1992 White House Bicentennial Medal, and President George H.W. Bush’s 1989 Inaugural Medal. To recognize his outstanding decades of work, Mercanti was awarded the position of Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, a position that had previously been vacant for over 15 years.
American Silver Eagles are approved by the IRS for use in a tax-deferred retiriement account known as a silver IRA. The rules for a silver IRA are essentially the same as those for any other IRA. The key difference is that a silver IRA allows you to add silver, as well as other precious metals, including gold, platinum and palladium, whereas other IRAs are usually intended only for paper assets, such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Only certain silver bullion is eligible. The silver must have a minimum fineness of .999, not all silver bullion produced around the world qualifies. Some of the more popular IRA-approved silver includes the American Silver Eagle Coin, Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin, Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic Coin, Mexican Silver Libertad Coin and the Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin. 99.9% pure silver bars from approved mints and refiners are also approved.