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The bald eagle was chosen by the Founding Fathers as the national emblem of the United States because they believed the bird was the embodiment of the characteristics of the American people. The eagle is known for its majesty, power, and longevity. These were all traits the Founding Fathers believed the American people shared with the eagle. Today, the eagle is honored with a place on American currency and federal agency logos. This 2000 1 oz Silver American Eagle is available in uncirculated condition.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by the United States Mint
- Carries a $1 face value backed by the US government.
- Individual coins ship in plastic sleeves, multiples of 20 ship in mint-sealed tubes and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes.
The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first authorized in 1985 when Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act. In an effort to raise funds for the federal government, Congress allowed for the release of silver from the Defense National Stockpile for the production of commemorative coins.
The program has been so popular with the American public and investors around the globe that Congress extended the program in 2002. The extension authorized the Treasury Department to purchase additional silver stores on the open market once the original supply was exhausted. All Silver American Eagles, including this 2000 1 oz Silver American Eagle, are made with silver mined in the US.
On the obverse side of the 2000 1 oz Silver American eagle is Adolph A. Weinman’s image of Lady Liberty. She is seen on the coin walking toward the setting sun, a symbol of America’s constant march toward a brighter future. Her image is surrounded by engravings of “LIBERTY,” the year of minting, and the phrase “In God We Trust.”
The reverse side of the coin features John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design. In the image, an eagle is seen behind a heraldic shield. It clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The 13 stars above its head signify the original American colonies. The eagle is surrounded by engravings of “United States of America,” the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin, as well as its face value.
The United States Mint was formed with the passage of the Coinage Act of 1792. Today, the facility is responsible for the production of all circulation currency and commemorative coinage for the US government. Silver American Eagle coins are produced at the San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint, and West Point Mint. If you have any questions about these coins, please call Silver.com at 1-888-989-7223 or reach us through email and live chat.