2022 Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Ounce, .999 Pure

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The American Silver Eagle (ASE) is the official silver bullion coin of the United States of America and the world. This silver coin was first released in 1986 after the passing of the Liberty Coin Act of 1985, Title II of Public Law 99-61, and codified as 31 U.S.C. § 5112 (e)-(h). The 2022 American Silver Eagle marked the 36th anniversary of this coin’s minting and remains one of the leading coins for numismatologists and silver collectors alike.

History and Significance of the 2022 American Silver Eagle

  • Mintage: Estimated 15,963,500 coins.
  • Design Change: First full year of the Type 2 (Type II) reverse side (tails) design.
  • Obverse Side: Remained predominantly the same since the coin’s initial mintage in 1986.
  • Initials: Addition of Adolph Weinman's initials (AW) on the obverse in 2021.
  • Common Confusion: AW initials sometimes mistaken for the West Point Mint mark.

The 2022 American Silver Eagle issue had a mintage of an estimated 15,963,500 coins. Additionally, the 2022 design was the first full year of the newest Type 2 (Type II) reverse side (tails) design - the obverse side (heads) has remained predominantly the same since the coin’s initial mintage in 1986. In 2021, the addition of the initials for Adolph Weinman, AW, was placed on the obverse once the reverse design was changed. Some people confuse these initials with the West Point Mint and being burnished or uncirculated, which is more likened to a limited edition special release type coin meant more for the numismatics market. From 2022 on, the artist mark initials AW are included on the obverse side.

Design and Features of the 2022 American Silver Eagle

The American Silver Eagle coin has a weight of one troy ounce, 31.103 grams, of .999 fine silver (thee-nines fine) and .001 copper, making it a valuable collectible investment with high purity. The 99.9% silver coin’s diameter is 40.6 mm (1.598425 inches) and has a thickness of 2.98 mm (0.1173228 inches). On each coin is a reeded edge, and every silver bullion version of the coin has a reed count of precisely 201. Gold American Eagles have a reed count of 161.

As an added edge variation security feature, the reeded edge also has a notch, and the location of that notch differs from year to year. For example, the 2021 Type 1 version has a security notch in the reed around the 6 o'clock mark, whereas the 2022 has a notch around 7 o'clock and the 2023 version has a security notch near 3 o'clock. This is to help prevent counterfeits such as those from Chinese markets and others, while maintaining authenticity. Any reputable dealer will provide a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) with the purchase of every American Silver Eagle to alleviate doubt.

Composition and Purity of the Coin

The American Silver Eagle Troy oz silver coins have a legal tender face value of one dollar ($1.00), although the pure silver content makes them worth significantly more than their mere currency value. The silver American Eagle was minted by the US Mint at the Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark after 2000; P 1993-2000 for Proof coins), the San Francisco Mint (S), and the West Point Mint (W), and these were marked on the reverse side of each coin. Standard bullion versions of the silver American eagles do not have a mint mark. The mint mark would be located on the reverse side of the coin if there is one.

Collectibility and Numismatic Value

The American Silver Eagle is often purchased as part of a precious metal portfolio or as a tangible asset for long-term wealth preservation. An estimated 36% of all 2022 American Silver Eagles were purchased by buyers aged between 30-45 years old. Since this coin is made by the official United States Mint as an approved mint and refinery, and the coin has a minimum of .999 millesimal fineness silver, it qualifies for a self-directed precious metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA). With growing concerns about the economy, instability of government money and fiat paper currency, and global geopolitical activities, many people who are aware of history are beginning to invest in precious metals such as the American Silver Eagle. With silver spot prices hovering around $23 per ounce, some customers are buying quantities of significant stock collections as a way to hedge against inflation.

Storing and Displaying Your Silver Eagle Collection

If a coin collector or silver investor has a significant number of silver bullion coins or other precious metals items, it is always a good idea to store them in a safe place for safekeeping, such as a home safe, vault, or depository such as the Money Metals Exchange Depository. Avoid loosely storing these fine silver coins and other precious metal items in bags or out in the open. Such precious metals include gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. When coins are shipped from the US Mint, they often come in a tube or tubes, a box or monster boxes, a presentation box, gift boxes, plastic albums, or other forms of protective packaging.

The original design of the obverse side (heads) of the American Silver Eagle was originally designed by famed architectural sculptor, engraver, and medalist Adolph A. Weinman. Originally, Weinman’s design was used for the obverse side of the Walking Liberty half dollar, minted from 1916 to 1947, before making its way to the silver dollar design. With the larger-sized coin, the details are even more vivid and produce high-quality silver pieces. The coin highlights

The obverse design of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin depicts Lady Liberty in all her beauty and glory wearing a Phrygian cap, draped in the U.S. flag with stars and stripes that complement the moving figure, carrying laurel and oak branches in her hand, walking in stride towards the sun that is slightly behind a mountain. The sun has 13 sunrays symbolizing the original 13 colonies.

The original Type 1 design of the reverse side (tails) of the American Silver Eagle was designed by American sculptor, engraver, and Chief Engraver of the US Mint, John Mercanti. The Type 1 image, minted from 1986 to late 2021, featured the heraldic eagle with a liberty shield. The image certainly resembles the official Great Seal of the United States. Because the reverse image was changed in late 2021, there is more likelihood of there being some numismatic value associated with these Type 1 designs. However, most American Silver Eagle coins do not possess any numismatological value and are predominantly prized for their melt value according to the potential spot pricing plus a standard sellers' premium.

In the beak of the American bald eagle is a banner that says, "E Pluribus Unum." Above the head of the American eagle are 13 five-pointed stars. In the bird’s talons, it holds an olive branch, and in the other talon, it holds arrows. The artist’s name initials, JM, are by the talon that holds the arrows. The mint mark, if included, is by the olive branch - The Philadelphia Mint does not include a mint mark. The words on the reverse included “United States of America” and “1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar.”

The Type 2 design of the reverse side of the American Silver Eagle was designed by the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program Designer, Emily Damstra, and sculptor Michael Gaudioso. This official design, which began minting in late 2021, includes the image of a bald eagle landing on an oak branch - some have interpreted the bird as carrying the tree branch instead of landing on it. The initials of Emily S. Damstra, ESD, are located to the left of the branch. To the right of the branch are the initials of Michael Gaudioso, MG. The reverse also has the words, “United States of America,” “One Dollar,” “1 oz. Fine Silver,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”

When buying 2022 American Silver Eagles, it is important to know the current silver spot price, as well as what the average premium (i.e. company standard overhead charge) is before making a purchase. It is also important to only buy from reputable dealers to ensure you get a fair price and exactly what you paid for within a reasonable amount of time.

Money Metals Exchange has been in business since 2010 and has maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) while receiving thousands of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers all over the United States. Money Metals is loved by the numismatist and bullion collector alike. In fact, Money Metals was voted as the Best Overall Precious Metals Dealer by Investopedia and will always have silver eagle coins for sale

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: United States Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 2022
Quality / Type: Bullion Strike, Uncirculated Condition
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: Bald Eagle and Oak Branch
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  • Damani P.
    March 18th, 2024
    First Piece to my silver stack!
    Ordered one of these just a couple days ago and received it today in perfect condition. Starting off my silver stack with the Silver Eagle and am looking forward to buying more aswell as diversifying my collection through this website. Nice looking Coin aswell 5/5.
  • James B.
    April 28th, 2023
    Quick Delivery and Very Easy to Deal With!
    I'm very happy with the shipment of fifty Silver Eagles I received from Money Metals. Speaking with the service and management team helped me get exactly what I was looking for, and I highly recommend this Company for all your precious metals investment needs. Great job!
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    April 20th, 2023
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  • April H.
    April 20th, 2023
    Silver Eagle
    I received the 2019 and its just as new and lovely looking as one from this year. It was packed well and I had no problems. Shipping was a bit long, but I know many people are ordering now. Will order again.
    April 18th, 2023
    Great coin
    I’m new to metals and did a lot of research on which company I wanted to do business with. MM has been a pleasure to work with, great products and fast shipping. Coin arrived in great condition and wrapped.