Per the US Mint, “American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins are affordable investments, beautiful collectibles, thoughtful gifts and memorable incentives or rewards. Above all, as legal tender, they're the only silver bullion coins whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. They're also the only silver coins allowed in an IRA.”
American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins each contain a minimum of one troy ounce of silver 99.9 percent pure. The US has been minting these since 1986 and has produced a mintage each year since.
The design is based on Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar, widely considered one of the most beautiful American coins ever minted.
Most of these coins are available from reputable dealers around the country but a collectible proof version of the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin is available directly from the United States Mint. American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins
Silver eagles can be easily sold also to most dealers and, of course, privately and, like many purse silver coins, are easily transported and stored.
It is worth while having a collection of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin for the future as well as just for the beauty of the coins.