1987 Silver American Eagle Bullion Coin 1 Oz. w/ Airtite Case- 1 Day Auction!

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 16, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House
1987 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE W/ AIRTITE CASE!
"Airtite Case to be added at time of Sale"
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released in 1986 and has been produced every year since.

The obverse design was taken from the "Walking Liberty" design by Adolph A. Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947.

This iconic design had been a public favorite—and one of the most beloved designs of any United States coinage of modern times, silver or otherwise—it was revived for the Silver Eagle decades later.

The reverse was designed by John Mercanti and portrays a heraldic eagle behind a shield; the eagle grasps an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon,

echoing the Great Seal of the United States; above the eagle are thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies.

The reverse is inscribed with the phrases UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR,

and E PLURIBUS UNUM (on the banner that the eagle holds in its beak), as well as the mint mark if applicable.

Diameter: 40.6 mm (1.598 inch)

Thickness: 2.98 mm

Fineness: 99.9%
Gross weight: 1 troy oz (31.1 g)
Face value:
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