The American Silver Eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one troy ounce, which has a face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The American Eagle Series is by and large the most desirable and highly sought after gold coin created by the U.S. Mint. These regal coins feature a rendition of from the "Walking Liberty" design by Adolph A. Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947. The Silver American Eagle is one of the few officially recognized investment grade gold bullion coins, as such, their purity, content and weight are guaranteed by the United States Government for eligibility in precious metals IRAs.
The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. The Silver American Eagle coin is very popular with investors, and may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments