American Silver Eagle Rolls
The American Silver Eagle bullion coin has been issued each year from 1986 to present. Each coin contains one ounce of silver with the weight, content, and purity of each coin guaranteed by the United States government. The coins are popular with both precious metals investors and coin collectors.
The obverse of each coin features the design of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, originally issued from 1916 to 1947. A full figure of Liberty is depicted, walking to the left, with an American flag flowing behind and a bouquet of olive branches in her arm. The inscriptions include "LIBERTY" above, the date of issue below, and the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" in the right field.
The reverse of the coin features a heraldic eagle with shield. The eagle grasps an olive branch and bundle of arrows in its talons. There is a ribbon in its beak containing the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Additional inscriptions around the outer circumference of the coin read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1 OZ. FINE SILVER" denoting the coins bullion content.
Silver Eagle bullion coins are commonly sold in rolls containing 20 coins. The rolls packaged by the United States Mint will have a green top with the US Treasury Department seal. Purchasing Silver Eagles by the roll is cheaper than purchasing the coins individually and makes for easier long term storage.
The price of each roll varies based on the date of issue. Some years the bullion coins were produced in smaller numbers, creating a numismatic premium above the silver value. Recent issues can usually be obtained for lower premiums.
This site features a selection of Silver Eagle Rolls available for sale across the different dates of the series. More basic information about the American Silver Eagle bullion coin is also included.