When it comes to symbols of American power and majesty, there is none greater than the bald eagle. The eagle was chosen as the national emblem in 1792 by the Founding Fathers because of its power, majesty, and longevity; all characteristics the nation’s early leaders believed the American people shared with the bald eagle. Today, the bald eagle is the centerpiece of countless agency shields and coinage series. The 1 oz Silver American Eagle is America’s official silver bullion coin, and this 1992 coin is NGC-certified with an MS69 grade.
- 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.
In an effort to raise funds for the federal government, the US Congress authorized the release of silver stores from the Defense National Stockpile with the passage of the Liberty Coin Act in 1985. The very first Silver American Eagles were minted and distributed a year later in 1986. Imagery used on the 1992 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin includes Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Image and the heraldic eagle designed by the US Mint’s chief engraver, John Mercanti.
On the obverse side of the 1992 1 oz Silver American Eagle is Weinman’s image of Lady Liberty. First used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947), Lady Liberty is seen walking toward the rising sun. Above her head is the engraving of “LIBERTY,” while the year of minting and phrase “In God We Trust” are engraved below.
The coin’s reverse side features Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design. In the image, a bald eagle is set behind a heraldic shield with its wings outstretched. The eagle clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Immediately above its head are 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. Engravings surrounding the eagle include “United States of America,” the weight, metal content, and face value of the coin.
The US Mint produces all circulation currency for the United States government. US Mint facilities in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point are responsible for the production of the Silver American Eagle. These coins have been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as MS69 grade coins. This means each coin has a sharp and attractive strike remaining on the mint and face value marks.
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