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Uncirculated American Silver Eagles

Silver bullion coins like the American Silver Eagles, are trendy investment opportunities today because of their attractive design and high silver purity. Coins are long-lasting and beautiful, and they can diversify your investment portfolio of precious metals. So, whether you’ve never purchased precious metals or you’re a pro, here are some reasons the Uncirculated American Silver Eagle coin is a good fit for any portfolio.

What Are “Uncirculated” Silver Eagles?

First released in 1986, the American Silver Eagle coin is the official silver bullion coin of the U.S. The American Silver Eagle is only available in a 1 oz size and is made from .999 fine silver. Uncirculated coins are shipped to you without having spent any time in general circulation as legal tender, so these Silver Eagles are in the newest condition possible when they arrive at your doorstep.

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are of the highest quality of uncirculated coins. In addition to Brilliant Uncirculated coins, the U.S. Mint also issues collectible Proof American Silver Eagle coins, struck in West Point, Philadelphia and San Francisco. These special coins can be recognized by their shiny finish which is the result of the coins being struck multiple times with a special silver blank.

Why Investors Like The Uncirculated Version

Silver is popular in diversifying an investment portfolio. It’s a physical, tangible object, easily stored and worthy of display. Investors find Uncirculated Silver Eagle coins a particularly smart choice because of the quality associated with an uncirculated coin, the ease of purchase, and the price reductions for buying in bulk. Uncirculated Silver Eagles are 1 oz coins, meaning that the investment can be later divided and sold, as opposed to larger coins and bars that are not divisible.

Design History

The obverse design of the American Silver Eagle coin is adapted from Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design, featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin. Popular with the public, this design was resurrected decades later for the American Silver Eagle coin. Aside from the year of issue, the phrase “In God We Trust” and the word “Liberty” are prominent features of the design.

The reverse design, by John Mercanti, features the American bald eagle behind a shield. The fine detail of the design shows the eagle holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons, with stars representing the 13 colonies suspended above. The design bears the phrases: “United States of America,” “1 oz. Fine Silver — One Dollar,” and “E Pluribus Unum,” along with the mint mark in some designs. For the new 2015 Silver Eagle however, there have been early talks of a design change to the reverse side of the coin. This has been a topic of hot debate recently because the design has not been changed since the coin was first minted in 1986.

What Affects its Value

The American Silver Eagle coin has a legal tender value of $1, but the legal tender value does not show the intrinsic value of the coin itself. The value of the coin depends on quality and year of issue. Uncirculated American Silver Eagle coins are more valuable than their bullion counterparts, simply due to rarity. A year where the minting amount is notably lower than others increases the value of the coin as rarity creates value, especially in coin collecting.

Availability and Packaging

Investors often find Uncirculated Silver Eagle coins a simple investment due to their ready availability. One can buy these coins in nearly any amount, with discounts offered for buying in bulk. Monster boxes, or cases of 500 coins, are large plastic shipping containers filled with rolls of 20 coins. Rolls and individual coins are also available for purchase. JM Bullion always offers discreet, secure shipping to protect your investment.

Whether you’re already a precious metal investor or you’re just getting started, JM Bullion makes your coin buying experience as efficient, easy, and secure as it can be. If you would like to learn more about our Uncirculated American Silver Eagles or have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 800-276-6508. You can also get in touch through our Contact Us page.