Silver Eagles are the official silver bullion coins of the United States. First released in 1986, American Silver Eagle a face value of one dollar and usually trade at a percentage above spot silver price. They feature the Walking Liberty design that was originally used between 1916 and 1947 on the obverse of the half-dollar coin. On the reverse of these beautiful coins is an eagle design by John Mercanti. The Silver American Eagle is priced based on the spot price of silver plus a mintage premium.