As the most popular coin in the world, the Silver American Eagle is sought after by investors and collectors alike. These coins may be readily available, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t special coins in the series. The 2015 Silver American Eagles in this listing are unique in more than one way.
- Issued a perfect Mint State 70 grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
- Struck using special burnished planchets
- Part of the Early Release program, guaranteeing it was received within the first 30 days of release from the US Mint
- Features the “W” mint-mark, indicating the coin’s origin at the West Point location of the US Mint
- Contains 1 oz. of .999 fine silver
- $1 USD face value backed by the United States government
Today, you can purchase one of these special-edition Silver American Eagle coins, with a burnished finish and perfect grade, from Silver.com. There are only a limited number of these coins struck each year, so now is the time to act to ensure you get one of these stunning Silver Eagles.
The Silver American Eagle was introduced by the United States Mint in 1986 following passage of the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. Each coin in the series is struck using silver sourced from within the US. Coins with a perfect MS70 grade from the NGC have their full, original luster and no detracting marks, blemishes, or hairlines. As part of the Early Release edition, these coins were received by the NGC during the first 30 days of their release.
On the obverse side of these 2015 coins is Adolph A. Weinman’s depiction of Lady Liberty. Known as Walking Liberty, her image was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar in 1916. The reverse side bears the image of John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle. A chief engraver at the US Mint, Mercanti created the image specifically for the Silver American Eagle.
The United States Mint produces these 2015 Burnished Silver American Eagles using special burnished planchets. Rather than using a burnished die cast when striking the coins, each individual planchet (or blank) is burnished. Compared to brilliant uncirculated coins in the series, very few burnished coins are struck each year.
If you have questions for Silver.com associates about the 2015 Burnished Silver American Eagle, please contact one of our associates. We’re available at 888-989-7223, online courtesy of our live web chat, and via email.