American Silver Eagle Coin Specifications

The American Silver Eagle has been minted continuously from 1986 to present. As the first silver bullion coin of the United States, it is popular with a wide audience of both precious metals investors and collectors. The specifications of the bullion Silver Eagles have remained the same for the entire series.

Since 1986, each coin has been minted in 99.9% pure silver. The coins are considered legal tender in the United States with a nominal face value of $1. The coins are more accurately valued based on the prevailing price of silver plus a standard mark up. Each coin has a weight of 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams), diameter of 1.598 inches, and thickness of 0.177 inches.

During the course of the series, and across the bullion and collector versions of the coin, production has taken place at three US Mint facilities. The collector coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint carry the "P" mint mark, coins struck in San Francisco carry the "S" mint mark, and coins produced at West Point carry the "W" mint mark. Standard bullion coins, currently produced at West Point and San Francisco, do not carry mint marks.

1986 to Present
1.598 inches (40.60 mm)
0.177 inches (2.98 mm)
1.000 ounces (31.103 grams)
Silver Content:
0.999 ounces (31.072 grams)

American Silver Eagle