The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver In this difficult economic time and the debasement of the dollar by the FED , there is a rush for real assets to use against inflation, especially gold and silver bullion. Everyone is looking for a place to buy, sell or invest in gold and silver. Gold and silver and precious metals that are increasingly seen asreal money instead of the dollar which has no intrinsic value and is only a currency .The Silver American Eagle is America's only official investment-grade silver bullion coin. It is also the world's only silver bullion coin whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the U. S. Government.Since the American Silver Eagle's initial production in 1986, they were available in proof and mint state varieties and starting in 2006, burnished strikes became available as well. The United States Mint produces proof versions of American Eagle Bullion coins for collectors.