Coin History and Design
First produced in 1986, the American Silver Eagle coins were originally struck in the San Francisco Mint, but their production moved to the Philidelphia Mint in 1993. Finally, the striking of the silver eagle coin moved to the West Point Mint in 2001, which is where the coins are produced today. Between 1986 and 2008, Silver Eagle coins were consistently produced. However, their production ceased for two years until 2010. In 2010, the silver eagle coin resumed production for collector's purposes and remain in uncirculated condition.
The 1990 Silver Eagle features designs by Adolph A. Weinman and John Mercanti. Adolph A. Weinman designed the obverse side in 1916 that features an image of Lady Liberty as she walks in the direction of the easterly sun, which is also depicted on the coin. John Mercanti, an American sculptor, designed the reverse side of the American Silver Eagle coin. His design includes a heraldic eagle, thirteen stars to represent the founding states of the US, and a shield. An olive branch and arrows also appear on the reverse side of the coin.
All 1990 Silver Eagle coins bear a $1 face value for legal tender, as do all American Silver Eagle coins. However, these coins have a much higher intrinsic value, which can raise to upwards of $200 due to their perfect grade condition. 1990 Silver Eagle coins have a total mintage of 6,535,620, with 5,840,110 bullion coins and 695,510 proof coins minted.