The United States uses multiple images to depict the might and majesty of the nation. Since the founding of the country, no symbol has meant more to the American people than the bald eagle. Adopted as the national emblem in 1792, the bald eagle was revered for its symbolic traits which include power, majesty, and longevity. The US government has since used the bald eagle as a central figure on numerous federal agency seals and coinage programs including the Silver Eagle. This 2010 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin is available with NGC certification and 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.
The Silver Eagle Coin is the official silver bullion coin of the federal government and was authorized by US Congress on July 9, 1985. The program was created with the passage of the Liberty Coin Act and allocated silver from the Defense National Stockpile to generate revenue for the federal government by selling commemorative coins. Congress extended the program in 2002, authorizing the Treasury Department to purchase silver on the open market to continue minting the coins.
All Silver American Eagle Coins are minted with silver mined in the United States. The designs used on the coin comes from Adolph A. Weinman and John Mercanti. Weinman’s Walking Liberty image appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947, while Mercanti designed an original image specifically for the coin.
Weinman’s Walking Liberty image is included on the obverse side of the 2010 1 oz American Silver Eagle. Lady Liberty is depicted walking toward the setting sun. Above her head is the engraving “LIBERTY,” while the year of minting and the phrase “In God We Trust” are engraved below her image.
Mercanti’s heraldic eagle image is included on the coin’s reverse side. The eagle clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Set immediately above the eagle’s head are 13 stars to reflect the original 13 colonies in America. The eagle is surrounded by engravings which include “United States of America” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and face value.
If you have any questions about the 2010 1 oz Silver American Eagle NGC MS69 Coins before placing your order, you can call Silver.com at 1-888-989-7223. We offer support through our website’s live chat feature and email. Make sure to look over our Certified NGC Silver Eagles for coins from other years and grades to add to your collection.