1989 Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Ounce, .999 Pure

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The 1989 American Silver Eagle: A Collector's Gem and Investment Staple

The 1989 American Silver Eagle, adorned with its timeless design, remains a central highlight in the distinguished series. Initiated by the United States Mint in 1986, this series quickly became a staple for both investors and collectors, with the 1989 edition maintaining the exceptional standards established by its predecessors. Celebrated for its .999 fine silver content, flawless craftsmanship, and the Mint's rigorous quality control, each American Eagle silver coin is a sought-after treasure for silver aficionados.

Despite its nominal one-dollar face value, the melt value of these silver coins greatly exceeds this amount, positioning them as a superior investment over traditional silver bullion coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Content: Made from .999 fine silver, the 1989 American Silver Eagle reaches a 99.9% purity, attracting both numismatists and precious metal investors. This coin is suitable for IRA investments, offering a solid avenue for portfolio diversification.

  • Weight: Consistent with the series' specifications, the coin has a weight of 31.103 grams, or 1 troy ounce.

  • Diameter: The coin's 40.6 mm diameter provides a spacious canvas for showcasing its renowned design.

  • Thickness: Its significant thickness of 2.98 mm ensures the coin's robustness and longevity.

  • Edge: The coin features a reeded edge, enhancing its traditional tactile and visual appeal.

  • Iconic Design: The obverse displays Adolph A. Weinman's celebrated "Walking Liberty" design, symbolizing freedom and progress. The reverse, by John Mercanti, portrays a heraldic eagle beneath 13 stars, signifying the original thirteen colonies.

  • Mintage: The 1989 American Silver Eagles are cherished within the series for their rarity and collector appeal, with the Philadelphia Mint producing 5,203,327 coins that year.

  • Mint Location: Precisely minted at the Philadelphia Mint, these coins traditionally lack a mint mark, as was the norm for bullion Silver Eagles until 2021.

  • Certificate of Authenticity: Silver bullion American Silver Eagles do not typically come with a COA.

The Silver Eagle series continually draws both collectors and investors with its exquisite design and numismatic significance. Encased in protective packaging, its high silver content and minting excellence are preserved for future generations.

Design and Inspiration:

The 1989 American Silver Eagle features an obverse designed by Adolph A. Weinman, depicting "Walking Liberty" in a vibrant pose, enveloped in the flag, and reaching towards a promising future while carrying emblems of honor and valor. This imagery advances towards a sun emitting 13 rays, symbolizing the unity of the original colonies.

John Mercanti's reverse design showcases a powerful heraldic eagle, safeguarded by a liberty shield and holding symbols of peace and determination, under 13 stars for the founding states. This eagle prominently displays the banner of “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” embracing the country's core principle of unity in diversity. Encircling this are the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR.”

The 1989 edition of the American Silver Eagle celebrates the U.S. Mint's commitment to superior craftsmanship, capturing a vital part of American numismatic tradition. Its intricate design, coupled with significant silver content, makes it an essential acquisition for collectors and investors.

These collectible uncirculated 1989 American Silver Eagles are available as standard, non-graded coins, with a value that exceeds ordinary silver bullion coins. We also offer Proof American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, and American Platinum Eagles.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: U.S. Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 1989
Quality / Type: Bullion, Uncirculated
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.6 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Walking Liberty
Reverse: Eagle with Shield
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