The 1 oz American Silver Eagle Coin was introduced for sale to the public on November 24, 1986. Since then, the United States Mint has struck over 350 million Silver Eagle Coins to exacting one ounce .999 fine silver specifications. The Silver Eagle Coin has its one oz weight and 99.9% silver purity fully backed by the United States Government.
During precious metal shortages, government-backed bullion coins like Silver Eagles, often develop high premiums because of their reliability and their high recognition by the general public. Some collectors and investors prefer to buy specific years of this coin, such as the current year American Silver Eagle, but for those just beginning to grow their store of precious metals, buying any year of Silver Eagle coins is a great choice.
Silver Eagle Coins are the #1 silver bullion investment vehicle in the world, the coin's elegant design is both recognized and highly tradable.
What does "Common Date" mean? These 1 oz American Silver Eagles are circulated coins (i.e. pre-owned). The years will vary and may be mixed or all the same. These affordable coins have signs of wear including tarnishing or oxidation but the value of their silver content is not diminished.