Special Sub-Topic: The U.S. Silver Eagle
|What year was the U.S. silver eagle introduced ?|
1986. The obverse is Adolph A. Wien's Walking Liberty design originally put on U.S silver half dollars from 1916 through 1947. The eagle on the reverse was designed by John Mercanti.
|In 2001, production of the Silver Eagle was moved to the US Mint currently producing all commemorative coins. Which one is that?|
West Point, New York. West Point officially gained status as a U.S. Mint on March 31, 1988. They mint all gold and silver commemorative coins and American Eagle Bullion coins.
|What is the purity of the silver in the U.S. silver eagle ?|
99.9%. U.S. silver eagle content, purity and weight are backed by the U.S. government. The coin is 1.598 inches in diameter making it the largest coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint.
|What is the face value on the U.S. silver eagle?|
$1. The American Silver Eagle can never be worth less than their legal tender face value. Additionally they are always worth the price of 1 ounce of silver, and usually worth more to collectors.
|What is the weight of the U.S. silver eagle?|
1 troy oz.. The traditional unit of weight for precious metals is the troy ounce. The name troy is thought to have originated in Troyes, France in the Middle Ages.
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