Each year, the U.S. Mint issues an American Eagle Congratulations Set. The idea for the coins is to offer a gift of congratulations for special occasions. Whether for graduations, anniversaries, or engagements, the American Eagle Congratulations Set is a unique gift to celebrate any special event.
In 1986, the U.S. Mint began striking gold and silver American Eagle coins. Since that time, more than 400,000,000 American Eagle silver coins have been minted, making them one of the most successful U.S. Mint silver bullion coins ever. The rich quality and history of the coin are what make the American Eagle silver so popular and enduring.
The introduction of burnished American Eagle coins by the U.S. Mint in 2006 has become widely popular among collectors. The first coin to be burnished was the American Eagle silver coin, followed by the gold and platinum coins. The burnished finish became especially valued with the American Eagle silver coin, the most popular bullion coin in the world.
The population and prices of the coins vary depending on the year of mintage. The 1999 American Silver Eagle Mint State 70 (MS70) costs $25,000; it is the highest price point among the various years and mint states. The mintage of the 1999 Silver Eagle is 7,408,640. However, there are only 129 coins in MS70. The second-highest price point is 1996 MS70 which costs $10,000. The mintage of 1996 Silver Eagle is 3,603,386; there are only 179 in MS70. Below is a chart of the top 5 high price point American Silver Eagles in Mint State 70.
The Silver Eagle coin was established in 1986, and continues to wow buyers to this very day. 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of this beautiful coin, and with a new year, comes a new design. The obverse (front) of the coin depicts Adolph A. Weinman’s expression of Lady Liberty. This depiction includes Lady Liberty walking towards the westward setting sun with the American flag draped over her shoulder. This Lady’s confident walk into the sunset is a timeless representation of the fearlessness that this great country stands for. On the reverse side (back), one will find John Mercanti’s heraldic bald...