American Silver Eagle 1 oz
The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. Its content, weight, and purity are certified by the US Mint. In addition to the bullion version, which is consider brilliant uncirculated (BU), the United States Mint has produced a proof version which is made with an ultra cameo finish. The regular, or brilliant uncirculated version of the Silver American Eagle is by far the most common Silver Eagle found and much more inexpensive than the proof version. The proof silver eagle can actually be purchased directly from the US Mint by the public, but the cost is more than double that of the regular American Silver Eagle coin. As an efficient investment in silver bullion, the non-proof Silver American Eagle is much more effective from an investment perspective as the same dollar outlay today can buy a lot more troy ounces of silver.