America’s First-Ever Silver Eagle Returns As a One-Pound Copper Tribute
Here’s a fun chance to collect one of the most popular coins in United States history as a unique, massive replica. It’s the first-year 1986 American Silver Eagle struck in one Troy pound of copper! At three-and-a-half-inches diameter, this huge tribute round is larger than a baseball! Plus, this fantastic piece of numismatic artistry features a cameo finish with a polished background and a frosted design.
America’s Silver Eagle was authorized by Congress in the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. This legislation was conceived and enacted to provide silver enthusiasts with a safe, simple means of purchasing precious metals. The U.S. Mint released the first Silver Eagles in 1986 to much pubic acclaim. The obverse design is based on Adolph A. Weinman’s historic “Walking Liberty” design first introduced on the silver half-dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse design is the namesake for the American Silver Eagle and was designed by John Mercanti, the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver. It portrays a heraldic eagle behind a shield, displaying American strength and pride.
Each One-Pound Copper 1986 Silver Eagle Replica will come housed in a protective capsule, perfect for display in your home or office. Click one of these impressive tribute rounds to your cart today!