In 1986, the United States government paid homage to one of the enduring symbols of the nation when it began producing the Silver American Eagle coin. The bald eagle was selected in 1792 by the Founding Fathers as the national emblem of the United States. Eagles are revered for their power, majesty, and longevity; all of which are qualities the Founding Fathers saw in the nation and its people. These 1987 1 oz Silver American Eagles are certified by the NGC as MS69 grade coins and are available in brand new 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.
All of the silver used in the Silver American Eagle coins was mined in the United States. The original coins in the series were produced using silver from the Defense National Stockpile, as authorized by the US Congress via the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. The Silver American Eagles were extended in 2002 by a separate act of Congress that allowed the Treasury to purchase more silver on the open market when supplies from the Defense National Stockpile were exhausted.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin design, originally minted between 1916 and 1947, served as the source of the image on the obverse side of the coin. John Mercanti, the US Mint’s chief engraver, designed the heraldic eagle featured on the reverse side.
On the obverse side of the coin, Weinman’s Walking Liberty can be seen walking toward the setting sun on the coin. Above her head is the engraving “LIBERTY.” Below her image, the engravings for the year of minting and the phrase “In God We Trust.”
On the reverse side of the coin, Mercanti’s eagle is featured behind a heraldic shield, with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Immediately above its head are 13 stars, representing the original American colonies. The image is surrounded by engravings that include “United States of America,” the metal content, weight, and face value of the coin.
The US Mint is the federal government’s official minting facility. Circulation and commemorative currency is produced at a variety of facilities, but only three handle the Silver American Eagles: the Philadelphia Mint, San Francisco Mint, and West Point Mint. These 1987 1 oz Silver American Eagles are certified MS69 grades by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. MS69 grades indicate a coin with few flaws and sharp, attractive mint and date marks.
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