This 2011 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin was minted in West Point and is NGC certified as MS69 grade. Each coin weighs one troy ounce, is struck with .999 pure silver and has a $1 USD domination. Early leaders chose the bald eagle as a national emblem because it was a majestic creature noted for its power and longevity. America’s leader found the eagle to be the perfect representation of the nation and its people. Today, the bald eagle remains on numerous logos, seals, and currency in the US.
In an effort to raise money for the federal government, the US Congress authorized the release of silver from the Defense National Stockpile via the Liberty Coin Act on July 9, 1985. This silver would be used to mint the first Silver American Eagle coins in 1986. Now, Silver American Eagle coins are considered the official silver bullion coin of the US government and are still being minted today.
Adolph A. Weinman and John Mercanti are responsible for the images used on the obverse and reverse sides of the coin, respectively. Weinman’s Walking Liberty image, featured on the obverse side, was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Mercanti, the US Mint’s chief engraver at the time, designed the heraldic eagle on the reverse.
On the coin’s obverse side, Lady Liberty is seen walking toward the setting sun. Her movement toward the sun is considered symbolic of America’s march toward a bright future. The word “LIBERTY” is engraved above her head, while the year of minting and phrase “In God We Trust” are engraved below.
On the coin’s reverse, Mercanti’s heraldic eagle is shown perched behind a shield. In one talon it grasps arrows, while the other holds an olive branch. Above its head are 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. The words “United States of America” are engraved above, while the words “1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar” are engraved below.
The US Mint is the official coin minting facility of the federal government with several branches across the United States. These 2011 1 oz Silver American Eagles were struck at the West Point facility located in New York. The West Point branch is the newest mint facility in the US Mint system. These coins are also certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as Mint State 69 coins, meaning they have few flaws and sharp, attractive details.
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