There is no symbol of American power that is more enduring than the bald eagle. America’s Founding Fathers selected the bald eagle as the national emblem in 1792 because of its power, majesty, and longevity. The nation’s founders believed that the will and determination of the American people matched the majesty of the bald eagle. Since the adoption of the eagle as the national emblem, it has appeared on countless seals, coins, and other logos for federal agencies. This 2005 American Silver Eagle Coin is available with NGC certification and is in MS69 condition.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by the United States Mint
- Carries a $1 face value backed by the US government.
- Ships in an NGC slab.
- Graded a near-perfect MS69 by the NGC.
The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first approved for production by the Liberty Coin Act, approved by Congress on July 9, 1985. The US Congress used silver from the Defense National Stockpile to mint the Silver American Eagle Coins. In 2002, the US Congress authorized the Treasury Department to purchase more silver when the supplies from the Defense National Stockpile had been depleted, ensuring the future of the program.
The 2005 American Silver Eagle features the same images used on the coin since it was first struck in 1986. On the obverse side of the coin, Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty image is featured. Weinman’s design was originally used for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, which saw circulation from 1916 to 1947. The image on the reverse side of the coin is that of a heraldic eagle as designed by the US Mint’s chief engraver, John Mercanti.
Weinman’s Walking Liberty image depicts Lady Liberty walking toward the setting sun with her right arm outstretched towards the viewer. The image is meant to show the United States as a nation constantly moving toward a bright future. The word “LIBERTY” is engraved above her head, while the year of minting is engraved at her feet and the phrase “In God We Trust” is engraved on the lower-right section of the coin.
Mercanti’s heraldic eagle on the reverse side is a complex image with a number of symbolic features. The eagle sits behind a heraldic shield, grasping arrows in one talon and olive branches in the other. Above the eagle’s head are 13 stars which represent the original 13 colonies. Engravings surrounding the image include “United States of America,” “1 oz. Fine Silver,” and “One Dollar.”
The United States Mint is the official coin minting facility of the US government. Since its creation over two centuries ago, it has been responsible for minting circulation and commemorative coins for the federal government. The Silver Eagle Coin is produced at three of the mint’s facilities which include the Philadelphia Mint, San Francisco Mint, and West Point Mint. This 2005 American Silver Eagle has been independently certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as an MS69 coin, which means it has very attractive, sharp strike and full luster for the original date and mint.
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