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1 oz American Silver Eagle

Produced for the first time on October 20th 1986, the .999% pure, investment grade silver bullion labeled the American Silver Eagle was created by the United States Mint. Its release, along with American Gold Eagles, on November 24th 1986 was part of the result in a long-awaited rescission of President Franklin D. Roosevelts’ Executive Order 6102.

Having been minted for upwards of 30 years, the 1.598 inch silver coin had quickly become a staple in everyday coin collector caches as well as individuals’ Precious Metal investment accounts. Taking the iconic 1916 “Walking Liberty” design from Adolph A. Weinman and combining it with John Mercanti’s 1986 Heraldic eagle and shield symbol, the United States had created what would soon become the worlds’ most popular form of silver coin bullion.

Each ‘reeded’ coin weighing in at exactly one troy ounce, or 31.103 grams, have been produced in three different forms. First, is the investment grade bullion version of the American Silver Eagle. This form of ASE is typically most sought after due to its commonality. Investors gravitate to this form for its affordability and prevalence throughout the world. A key trait for this American Silver Eagle is the lack of a mirror finish that is synonymous with proof coinage.

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Proof Sets

The second of three styles is the Proof American Silver Eagles. These coins were minted among three different areas during different times. Those locations and times being: the San Francisco Mint in California during 1986 - 1992, the Philadelphia Mint in Pennsylvania during 1993 - 2000, and the West Point Mint in New York during 2001 - 2008. Proofed American Silver Eagles were not minted during the year of 2009 but picked back up at West Point during the year of 2010. Between 2016 and 2017, Production of the Proof American Silver Eagle existed at all three locations.

To discern the location a certain American Eagle was produced each mint had struck a letter representing the origin of creation. San Francisco adopted the letter “S”, Philadelphia embraces the letter “P” and “W” represents West Point. This minting identifier, referred to as a Mint Mark, has been a standard for coins minted for hundreds of years. The polished precision dies used in striking Proof American Silver Eagles create the highly desirable mirror finish. The condition, mintage location and year a Proof American Silver Eagle was created establishes the numismatic desire that resides in most collectors.

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Up close photo of several American Silver Eagles next to their original issue mint tubes. Photo taken by Investor Crate staff in Texas.

Lastly, the third type of American Silver Eagle are the “Special Issue” coins. Widely searched for their rarity, Special Issue coins were minted on a multitude of occasions such as the coins’ 10th, 20th, 25th and more recently, 30th anniversaries. Other special issue coins were generated in sets for events such as the Philadelphia Set. This set was formed for the bicentennial celebration of The United States first, official coin striking in Philadelphia in 1793.

The US Mint has currently minted more than 530,000,000 American Silver Eagles and to this day they still attract collectors and investors of all levels of experience and ages. Here at Investor Crate we provide American Silver Eagles in our U.S. Standard crate for all to collect and enjoy.

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The U.S. Standard Crate

The U.S. Standard Crate

This product is recurring and ships on the 15th of each month.

The U.S. Standard Crate contains gold and silver bullion produced from the United States Mint. Gold is not always present in the U.S. Standard Crate and will never be present in crates under the $250 tier. You can adjust the price tier in the drop down menu above. Generally speaking, this crate contains American Silver Eagles only, though American Gold Eagles and American Gold Buffalos do occasionally make an appearance.

How it works

Each month we purchase a large amount of precious metals products on the wholesale market and then divide the product up among our subscriber base. Included in this purchase is a large quantity of United States Mint products that gets fulfilled across a variety of products we offer, including the U.S. Standard Crate. This is based on a group buy and dollar cost average which helps bring down markups and the overall premium down across all products.

Each month on the 1st, billing is conducted. Orders are prepared and shipped on the 15th of each month.

The most common item in this crate is the American Silver Eagle.

United States Mint Silver

  • American Silver Eagle (Type 1) - Starting in 1986 and ending in 2021, the type 1 ASE was minted millions of time and is easily one of the most recognized bullion coins in the world. It is only available in 1 troy ounce size.
  • American Silver Eagle (Type 2) - Starting in 2021 and carrying on to this day, the "type 2" ASE has an other than original portrait of the male American bald eagle on its obverse side and is now the flagship silver piece in the U.S. Mints arsenal.

No 90% or 40% silver coins produced by the United States Mint is available in this crate. If you are interested in junk silver, please see our Constitutional Crate.

United States Mint Gold

  • American Gold Eagle (Type 1) - Available in mintage dates of 1986 through to 2021, the AGE is essentially the gold version of the extremely popular American Silver Eagle and is the iconic investment grade bullion coin minted by the U.S. government. Available in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 troy oz.
  • American Gold Eagle (Type 2) - In 2021, the AGE also under went a slight design alteration with the rear of the coins scene of our national bird the American Bald Eagle. Also available in all sizes.
  • American Gold Buffalo - First struck in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo is the first .9999 (yes, 4-9's) offering by the U.S. Mint and borrows the iconic 1913 Buffalo Nickle design. Currently available in 1 troy ounce sizes only. 
  • Other Gold Coins - In rare instances, we may get a few boxes of spouse coins, proof sets or commemorative gold coins by the U.S. Mint but only if the price is fair for the customers as our focus is on delivering weight vs. overpriced special edition and short runs.

Other bullion products from Investor Crate

In virtually every crate and pack offering by Investor Crate a small amount of silver fractionals in the form of silver rounds, coins or bars may be present. We use these smaller bits of silver to 'round off' each SKU to the closest possible dollar amount so we get you with the most bang for your buck. There is no remainder or dollar value left over at the end of the month.

Adding additional bullion to your order

We also have a premium retail outlet that gives customers the ability to add additional bullion products to arrive with their crate. The items listed on this outlet is overstock inventory from the current months wholesale order. We place these items up at cost so their is amazing, low premium deals, updated each month on that side of our site. If you'd like to learn more about this and are interested in adding bars, coins or extra American Silver Eagles to your order, check out this page.

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9 comments

  • Jerome BrownellSep 28, 2022

    Outstanding way to get into silver.

  • DanMar 07, 2022

    One of the most beautiful coins minted!

  • Sean MooreMar 07, 2022

    Awesome Info

  • J MarshJan 13, 2022

    Not worth the insane premiums in my opinion.

  • Colleen DebsJan 13, 2022

    Great information. Thanks

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