The Most Valuable Silver Eagle

The most valuable Silver Eagle is a 1999 PCGS graded MS70 Silver Eagle. It was the first to sell at auction for over $13,000! Certainly, an extraordinary amount for this coin in perfect condition. The price shows that the numismatic value far surpasses the value of its silver content.

A 1994 Silver Eagle in perfect MS70 condition comes in as the second rarest and most valuable. This coin sold at auction for over $11,000. This is only the second five-figure Silver Eagle coin! In addition, its price is 200 times its silver content.

In bronze or third place position are a couple of 1990 Silver Eagles. Of course, they are also in perfect condition. Both sold for $3,600. One in 2019 and the other in 2020. The sales of these coins were all document on This proves how valuable a silver bullion coin can become.

American Eagle Silver Dollars

American Eagle Silver Dollars were released in 1986. Since their first day, they’ve been the most highly prized silver bullion coins in the world! The US Mint does not sell Brilliant Uncirculated versions of American Silver Eagles to the public. They are only available through authorized distributors and agents.

Collectors look for Silver Eagles slabbed and certified by NGC or PCGS in perfect Mint Sate 70 condition. However, near perfect Mint State 69 condition coins are also highly regarded. Furthermore, MS69 are more affordable to most collectors.

Austin Rare Coins & Bullion sells complete date sets of Silver Eagles in Mint State 69 condition. These sets include tough dates we seldom see. Dates like the mid 1990s that are especially hard to come by. To collect an entire set of the highest grades possible is indeed a collectors dream. Especially, if someone has been looking for rare American Silver Eagle Dollars.


  • Dates: 1986 – 2021
  • Mint & Mintmark: There’s no mintmark on bullion versions of Silver Eagles, but they’re made in West Point unless specified otherwise.
  • Weight: Each Silver Eagle weighs 1-oz.
  • Denomination: One Dollar
  • Purity: .999-fine
  • Grade: NGC MS-69
  • Diameter: About 1.25-inches
  • Packaging: 20-coin NGC boxes
Complete Set of Silver Eagles MS-69 (1986-2021)

What is the value of a 1882 Carson City Silver Dollar?

The most collected series of coins ever produced by the United States Mint is the Morgan Silver Dollar. A Carson City Silver Dollar produced in Carson City, Nevada is the most cherished and sought-after of all. Furthermore, CC Morgans are the most popular and desired silver coins ever produced by the United States.

No other coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West better than a Carson City Morgan Dollar. Especially, those produced in Carson City from the silver mined at the Comstock Lode. Holding one in your hands instills mystique and adventure of the 49er gold rush days.

Prices of CC Morgans have held strong. Most importantly, when other coins have fallen in value. This is because of their historical importance. In addition, these coins have a large base of collectors. Those who focus on Morgan Dollars minted in Carson City, Nevada. Investors and collectors have discovered owning them offers downside protection.

1882 Carson City Silver Dollar in Mint State 65PL

In our inventory you will find an 1882 Carson City silver dollar. This coin has been graded in mint state 65 and is in gem quality condition. It has also received the PL designation from the grading service PGCS. The PL refers to a proof like quality which occurs when a coin’s field is highly mirrored. In addition, it gives contrast to the frosty relief areas.

13 different Carson City Morgan silver dollars, ranging from 1878 through 1893, have been issued. One entire 13 coin acquisition of less than average grades could be purchased for less than $5,000. However, a collection that exists in above average conditions could sell for over six figures. This allows coin collectors in all different investment categories to get involved collecting them.

If you like to hear about other Carson City coins or be kept on our preferred Carson City collectors list give us a call.

Silver Market Update

Over the weekend of January 31st, the silver bullion market caught fire. In this Silver Market Update you’ll find the “reddit crowd”, the same folks that fueled the Gamestop stock frenzy shifted their attention to the silver bullion market. They went after the ETF for silver (SLV), and silver mining stocks.  As a result, the price of silver jumped 8% on Monday and many silver stocks surged as much as 40% in a day. Then, as quickly as it started, the price of silver subsided Monday evening into Tuesday. This was a direct result of the futures market raising margin requirements on silver contracts

Over the course of the week, the Silver price has since come down to levels before it started–as if nothing had happened.  SLV and silver stocks came back to their pre-frenzy levels, and it seemed like a flash in the pan.

The Roller Coaster Price of SLV

The price action in SLV and silver stocks was very short-lived. The effect on the physical silver coin and bullion market was definitive and absolute.  Over the same weekend Austin Rare Coins, along with every other bullion dealer in the country, witnessed a frenzy in online orders. The Silver Market Update has never seen a rush to silver like we recently witnessed. New and existing customers were scrambling to place orders for physical silver coins.  In fact, we had over 25X the normal number or orders over the weekend we normally see. 

As a result of 25X normal orders, on top of an already hot silver bullion market, all silver inventories across the country were vaporized. Silver premiums were forced higher, because everybody wanted it and nobody had it.

It is nearly impossible at this moment to get any silver for immediate delivery and for any less than $4 over the “paper silver” price.  Top-tier silver Eagles are selling for $8 to $10 over spot on a retail level and even 100 Oz. Bars cost nearly $4 over spot.

History repeating itself

Is history repeating itself? Well, the same thing happened back in 2008 and again in 2011! Physical buying went through the roof and premiums for real silver were far higher than the “paper price” illusion.  It happened because we are witnessing extraordinary times.

In this Silver Market Update one thing is for sure—it doesn’t take much interest from the retail public to dry up silver inventories! All around the world and we are left with the question, “What is silver REALLY worth?”

If you need some assistance buying silver today, call us at 1-800-928-6468. We are fortunate to have access to products that many dealers can’t find and we are constantly buying silver from our tens of thousands of clients. Many of them who have owned it since it was $5 an ounce.  Call us for up to the minute pricing and availability.

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Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales

Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales are coins that we’ve never seen before. Moreover, certainly not in such high of a grade. These coins were struck by Ferdinand and Isabella. The two who reigned over Spain jointly in the late 1400s, together known as the Catholic Monarchs.

Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were responsible for funding Columbus’ journey to the New World. Silver Four Reales were the circulating currency back in the late 15th century. Some of them are probably the same coins that help to fund these trips. It is important to note, that Explorers didn’t intentionally venture out to discover the new world in the Americas. All they wanted to do was to gain wealth. Their intention was “finding a new trade route to China that would bypass the Mediterranean.”

Finest certified examples known

We acquired a group of these coins from a world coin collector in Europe. These coins are often toned, cracked, and badly worn. Luckily, we bought a group of three that are the finest certified examples known today. All of them are in Mint State 63 condition. Out of 11 total coins graded, these are the finest. They are fully centered on both sides and have very intricate strikes.

We love the world coin market because of coins like these. In addition, for the money Spanish silver like 4 Reales offer great value. Above all, they come along with a rich history. A find like this does not come around often. As far as Spanish silver goes, you’ll be hard pressed to find nicer coins than these.

Just talk to one of our Rare Coin dealers and they can help you find the exact rare world coin you are looking for. You can also go online and buy directly from our rare World Coins inventory section.


Carson City Morgan Dollars

It would be hard to argue that any coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West more than Morgan Silver Dollars. Carson City was just a fledgling town with only a few small gold and silver mines in 1859. The first gold and silver began to be extracted from what would prove to be the largest find of precious metals ever discovered in the history of the United States. All coinage from Carson City Mint is highly sought after with legions of collectors. This has created a constant demand to buy and sell Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars. This also provides downside price protection, and furthermore, offers true long-term value.

TCC Morgans which were once only seen primarily as collectibles, have now become accepted as profitable long-term investments. Adding United States Rare Coins to your portfolio can be an ideal way to balance your investment portfolio. Especially, when stocks, bonds, or other precious metal holdings go through down periods.

CC Morgan Silver Dollars at Austin Rare Coins

1881 CC Morgan MS67

All Carson City Morgans we sell have been certified by PCGS or NGC. You’ll find these certified CC Morgan Silver Dollars at Austin Rare Coins from years dating between 1878-1893. The Morgan Silver Dollar series is the most collected series of coins ever produced by the United States Mint.  In addition, those produced in Carson City Nevada are the most cherished of all the Morgans.

You should call and talk to one of our rare coin advisors. Most importantly, they are there to help you understand the rare coin market. For instance, they can help tell you what rare coins are best to add to your collection. In conclusion, recommend what rare gems meet your budget and expectations.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars. Questions, give us a call at 1-800-928-6468. Want to learn more about CC Morgan Dollars?

Check out our “Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars (1878-1893)” report.