The Silver American Eagle coin is the single most popular silver bullion product produced today. First introduced almost 30 years ago, the demand for the coin has experienced steady increases in recent years. The United States Mint strikes all Silver American Eagle coins using .999 fine silver, and issues each with a face value of $1 (USD). Today, you purchase a 2000 1 oz. Silver American Eagle from Silver.com with a Numismatic Guaranty Corporation grade of Mint State 69.
- 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.
Any coin with an NGC grade of MS69 has passed rigorous inspection designed to authenticate the condition and quality of the product. The Silver American Eagle coins in this product listing still have their full, original luster, with no more than two minor flaws or blemishes. You’ll find no hairlines on these coins, and the only detracting marks are located outside the primary visual areas of the coin.
The United States Congress authorized production of Silver American Eagle coins in 1985 with passage of the Liberty Coin Act. In accordance with the act, all coins in the program must contain only silver sourced from within the US.
Adolph A. Weinman is responsible for the image used on the obverse side of each coin. His depiction of Lady Liberty, first featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916-1947, shows the American icon striding toward the setting sun. The image is representative of America’s constant march towards a brighter future.
The reverse side of the coin features the image of a heraldic eagle. It was designed by John Mercanti, chief engraver for the US Mint. Mercanti’s created an image that included an eagle set behind a shield, clutching arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The 13 stars over its head represent the original American colonies.
Three of the four primary facilities in the United States Mint systems handle production of the Silver American Eagle coin. The San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint, and West Point Mint all contribute to the annual production of these silver bullion coins.
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