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Buying Pre-2000 American Silver Eagle Coins

American Silver Eagles dated pre-2000 in choice Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) grade are increasingly popular among coin collectors and investors seeking quality silver coins for their portfolios. Pre-2000 Silver Eagles combine all of the advantages of silver bullion plus additional premiums for scarcity, especially among years with smaller mintages.

Containing a full ounce of .999 fine silver and backed by the U.S. government for weight and metal content, Silver Eagles are among the safest and most convenient ways to invest in silver bullion.

Silver Eagles have been issued since 1986 as legal tender by the U.S. Mints in Philadelphia and San Francisco. They are only available in the 1 oz size with a face value of $1.00. The obverse depicts the memorable Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman, adapted from the popular U.S. quarters and half dollars. The reverse features the Heraldic Eagle design by John Mercanti.

Just like American Gold Eagles, Silver Eagles are eligible for inclusion in Individual Retirement Accounts.

Benefits of American Silver Eagle bullion coins

Highest quality silver -- Each Silver Eagle contains one troy ounce of pure silver, giving it the highest pure silver content of any U.S. coin.

Content guaranteed -- American Silver Eagles are the only bullion silver coins guaranteed as to weight and silver content by the U.S. government.

Official legal tender -- Silver Eagles are the only genuine legal tender pure silver coins issued by the United States Mint. Privately minted silver medallions, tokens, etc., are not legal tender.

Private and non-reportable -- American Silver Eagles are non-reportable to the IRS by brokers. They offer complete financial privacy and the security.

Eligible for IRAs -- Unlike many other silver bullion coins, American Eagles are eligible to fund Individual Retirement Accounts. Please call us at 1-800-613-9323 for details.

Instant liquidity -- American Silver Eagle coins are saleable at market value virtually anywhere.

Easy to store and transport -- Silver bullion coins are compact, convenient, and easy to store or transport. We pack them securely in 3-inch tall break-proof plastic tubes, perfect for home safes and bank safety deposit boxes.

Better than bars and ingots -- We recommend silver bullion coins like American Eagles over silver bars and ingots because they are far easier to sell, store, and transport, and do not incur the additional costs of assaying.

Specifications
Content: 1 oz silver
Purity: .999 fine
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Mint: US Mint