2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 version shown)- Click to Enlarge

2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 version shown)- Click to Enlarge

First issued in 1986, the American Eagle Silver Bullion coins have appeared annually ever since.

The bullion coins have sold at record levels for the year 2009. As of the beginning of December, over 25 million have been issued to the Mint's authorized purchasers. This easily surpasses the previous record created in 2008 of nearly 21 million.

The enormous demand has not been without consequences, both for purchasers and for the Mint. As recently as late November, the Mint had to temporarily suspend sales of the coins because it could not keep up with demand. Shipments were expected to resume in December, but under an allocation program.

American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Design

2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: The obverse is based on Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar. It shows Lady Liberty walking while holding an olive branch. Also shown are the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the year.

Reverse design: The reverse was completed by US Mint Engraver John Mercanti and shows a Heraldic Eagle with shield. In the eagles beak is a scroll containing the words "E PLURIBUS UNIM." Surrounding the eagle are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER" and "ONE DOLLAR."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point
Face Value: $1
Date: 2009
Condition: Bullion
Composition: 99.9% silver
Standard Weight: 31.103 g
Standard Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 99-61
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Engraver: John Mercanti

Product Availability

Release Date: December 2008
Release Price: Based on the spot price of silver
Order Limits: based on authorized purchasers policy
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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Sold Within: Only by Itself
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