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What is an American Eagle Silver Coin?

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The American Eagle Silver is a type of bullion coin issued by the United States Mint. They are part of a series of American Eagle Bullion Coins that are intended for investors and coin collectors.

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The American Eagle Bullion Coins were introduced in 1986, and a new design is issued each year, as of 2014. In addition to silver, they are also available in gold and platinum. The designs generally feature a Lady Liberty motif or the Statue of Liberty on the front with a bald eagle image on the back. Rather than having a face value, the coins are valued by their weight in the metal from which they are made.

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