After several years of record-breaking sales for the American Silver Eagle, the demand of the nations official silver bullion coins cooled starting in 2016. For the first time since the early 1990s, the American Silver Eagle was going through a period of falling demand as the 2018 Silver Eagles were released. Today, 2018 1 oz American Silver Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in near-perfect condition.
- Available to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- 33rd release year for the 1 oz American Silver Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- On the obverse is a depiction of Walking Liberty.
- The reverse side includes the heraldic eagle of the United States.
The American Silver Eagle coin programs demand fell by two-thirds from its 2015 record high of 47 million coins by 2018. The program saw significant drops in each of the three years to follow the record high, dropping by 10 million in 2016, an additional 19 million in 2017, and a further 2.3 million in 2018. The final mintage of 2018 1 oz American Silver Eagles was just 15,700,000. That is less than one-third the record high experienced just three years earlier.
All 2018 1 oz American Silver Eagle coins in this listing have Mint State 69 certifications. The PCGS assigns this near-perfect grade to coins with full, original mint luster and no more than two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside of the primary focal points of the coin.
On the obverse of 2018 American Silver Eagles is the image of Walking Liberty. This iconic image was created in 1916 for use on the circulation half-dollar coin. Adolph A. Weinmans depiction of Liberty reflects Americas march toward a brighter future. She is shown in left-profile relief walking toward the sun on the horizon, always chasing that brighter day ahead.
The reverse side of 2018 1 oz Silver Eagles features the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design dates back to 1794 when it debuted on the first coins ever struck by the US Mint. The original design came from Robert Scot, 1st Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. This current version was modified in 1986 by John Mercanti, who would go on to serve as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 2006 to 2010.
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