There are no greater symbols of power and freedom than the Statue of Liberty and the bald eagle. Lady Liberty was gifted to the United States by the people of France more than 130 years ago. Over the decades, she has stood tall in New York Harbor to greet incoming immigrants. The bald eagle was chosen as the nation’s official emblem in 1792. Today, you can celebrate these American icons by purchasing a 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin with an NGC MS69 grade from Silver.com. Each coin is part of the Early Release batch, which means it was received by the NGC during the first 30 days of its release.
- 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.
- Part of the Early Release series.
Congress established the Silver American Eagle coin program in 1985 when it passed the Liberty Coin Act. The bill allowed the US Mint and Treasury Department to use silver stores from the Defense National Stockpile to launch an official silver bullion coin for the United States. Since its introduction in 1985, the design on both sides of the coin have remained the same.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty, first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar in 1916, is featured on one side of the coin. John Mercanti, the US Mint’s chief engraver, designed the heraldic eagle featured on the opposite side.
On the obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle is Weinman’s depiction of Lady Liberty. She can be seen walking toward the setting sun, with the word “Liberty” above her head, “In God We Trust” at her heel, and the year of minting below her feet. The reverse side of the coin bears Mercanti’s eagle. The bird is set behind a shield, with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Thirteen stars over its head represent the original 13 colonies, and engravings on this side include “United States of America” and “1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar.”
The United States Mint was founded in 1792 after Congress passed the Coinage Act. The Mint has served as the official facility of the federal government since that day, and runs its operation using four primary facilities across the country. Today the Silver American Eagle is primarily minted at the West Point branch while the San Francisco branch also strikes the coins from time to time.
If you have questions about the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins NGC MS69 (Early Release) or any other Silver.com product, simply call one of our associates at 888-989-7223. You can also contact us on the web by sending us an email or using our live chat feature.