US Silver Coins

Silver is without a doubt one of the most popular precious metals in the world. It has been used over the years for minting silver coins in many countries over the world, but primarily in the United States. Silver was the main precious metal used for manufacturing American coins between 1796 and 1965. However, during that period, the price of silver was regularly increasing and the United States Mint was forced to adopt an alloy of copper-nickel instead of silver for most of the American silver coins produced since 1965.

Nowadays, investors can choose between two options when buying American silver coins: silver bullion coins, like the American Eagle or America the Beautiful Silver coin series, or the junk silver coins, like 90% and 40% silver half dollars, quarters and dimes.

In 1986, the US Government decided to mint a special silver coin: the American Silver Eagle. Each American Silver Eagle is available in three versions: proof, uncirculated and certified. The US Mint currently produces over 40 million one-dollar American Silver Eagles of 1 ounce .999 pure silver content during each mintage year. These coins carry a unique design of the Walking Liberty on the obverse and the heraldic eagle on the reverse. American Silver Eagles are considered an exquisite investment option and a great hedge against inflation. Another popular US Silver coin design is the America The Beautiful coin, which depicts one of the various amazingly beautiful American National Parks and sites. Each of these exceptional US silver coins is released featuring a new design. The American Mint plans to issue this series until at least the year 2021, producing a total of 56 quarter dollars. The American Eagle and America the Beautiful Silver coins are equally preferred by both young and experienced investors and collectors.

Bullion Exchanges is pleased to offer a wide selection of US Minted coins including but not limited to the American Silver Eagle, and the America The Beautiful Quarters Series. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.852.6884. You can also connect with our customer service team via our live chat feature, submit your inquiries by email at

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