American Silver Eagle Coins History and Description: When you buy Silver Eagle coins, you are acquiring one of the most beautiful coins ever minted. Authorized by Congress in 1985 and first minted in 1986, the Silver Eagle is a true emblem of American history. The exquisitely rendered design on the obverse side is based on A. Alexander Weinman’s famous creation “Walking Liberty,” which was introduced on the 1917 silver half-dollar. The Silver Eagle shows Liberty as a figure striding toward the sun, holding branches of oak and laurel in one hand and mantled in the flag. The reverse side reflects an equally patriotic theme. Designed by John Mercanti, it depicts a symbol of both strength and peace—the heraldic eagle with shield, arrows, and olive branch. Purity: American Silver Eagles are .999 fine silver, making these the purest coins ever issued by the United States. Each Silver Eagle contains a full troy ounce of silver, or 31.1 grams, plus copper. The minute amount of copper added enhances the coin’s durability and helps it resist scratching and marring. Buy Silver Eagles from Aydin Coins for excellent selection and customer service. Complete dimensions for Silver Eagle Coins:  Content/Weight: 1.000 Troy ounces (31.072 grams* of 31.103 grams)  Diameter: 1.598″ – 0.117”  Thickness: 40.60mm – 2.98mm) *balance of silver bullion consists of copper

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