The 1986 silver eagles have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1986 Silver Eagle


Type: American Silver Eagle
Year: 1986
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 99.9% silver
Total Weight: 1 troy oz.
Current Silver Bullion Value: $27.72

1986 was the first year that the American silver eagles were released. The US minted the 1986 silver eagle with no mint mark as an uncirculated coin and also the 1986 S proof silver eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. Each proof coin originally comes in a US Mint issued velvet box and a certificate of authorization (COA).

Series Location Quantity Minted
1986 Philadelphia 5,393,005
1986 S Proof San Francisco 1,446,778


This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The current spot price of silver is $27.72 per ounce. Therefore $27.72 is the current melt value of this coin.

The 1986 silver eagle with no mint mark is worth around $85 in uncirculated condition.

The 1986 S proof silver eagle is worth around $110 in proof condition.



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See also:

1987 Silver Eagle
1988 Silver Eagle
1989 Silver Eagle