When it comes to American symbolism, there is nothing more patriotic than the Statue of Liberty and the bald eagle. Lady Liberty was gifted to the United States by the people of France over 130 years ago. Since that day, she has stood guard over New York Harbor and served as the first face seen by millions of immigrants entering the country. The bald eagle has been the national emblem since 1792, appearing on countless government logos and currency issues. Today, you can own the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle with an MS70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. An MS70 grade from the NGC means that the coin is considered perfectly minted, with no blemishes.
The Silver American Eagle is America’s official silver bullion coin. It was introduced in 1986 following the passage of the Liberty Coin Act in 1985. Congress authorized the US Mint and Treasury Department to use silver stores from the Defense National Stockpile to produce a silver bullion coin. Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947) design was chosen for one side, while the US Mint’s chief engraver (John Mercanti) designed the heraldic eagle used on the opposite side.
On the obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle is Weinman’s depiction of Walking Liberty. In the image, Lady Liberty can be seen walking toward the setting sun. Engravings on this side include “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2015.” The reverse side bears the heraldic eagle. Set behind a shield, the bird clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Thirteen stars are set above its head to represent the original American colonies. Engravings include “United States of America,” the weight, purity, and the coin’s denomination.
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