1990 American silver eagles are highly popular among both investors and numismatists. While bullion investors love American silver eagles because they contain one ounce of .999 fine silver and are highly recognizable coins that can be easily sold virtually anywhere, coin collectors love the designs on the American silver eagle. The obverse design may look quite familiar to you – it is the same design that Adolph A. Weinman made famous on the Walking Liberty half dollar, which was struck from 1916 to 1947.
Millions of 1990 American silver eagles were made to satisfy the ever-present demand for these popular bullion coins. 5,840,210 were made at the Philadelphia mint while 695,510 proof examples were struck at the San Francisco mint. Both of these coins are readily available at both coin dealers and investment firms.
In general, investors will tend to go after the uncirculated silver eagles since they can be purchased for only a small premium over prevailing silver melt values. Collectors favor the proof specimens for their virtually flawless beauty. Be sure that if you’re buying proof specimens of the 1990 American silver eagle that you seek out high-quality examples with no signs of mishandling, as many older proof American eagles have been cracked out of their protective U.S. Mint packaging for inclusion in albums and sets.