WASHINGTON –The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EG) starting on December 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Struck on burnished blanks, this .999 fine silver coin has a finish similar to its bullion counterpart but carries the “W” mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in a blue presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Mint’s production of this coin. Its obverse (heads) features Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended, and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The inscription “30th ANNIVERSARY” is incused on the edge of the coin.
The coin’s reverse (tails), by former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon, and arrows in the left.
The current price of the coin is $44.95. However, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change. There is no household order limit and no mintage limit for this product.
Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog, https://catalog.usmint.gov , and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time Dec. 1, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.