The Statue of Liberty and the bald eagle are two of the most identifiable symbols of American power and freedom. The former was given to the United States as a gift from the people of France over 130 years ago. The latter was selected as the national emblem in 1792 because of its power, majesty, and longevity. Today, you can purchase a 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin with an MS69 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Produced by the US Mint.
- Back for the value of $1 by the US Mint.
- Received a grade of MS69 from the PCGS.
Silver American Eagles are the official silver bullion coins of the United States government. The program was launched in 1985 following Congress’s passage of the Liberty Coin Act. The bill authorized the US Mint and Department of the Treasury to use silver stores from the Defense National Stockpile to produce a commemorative coin for sale. The funds raised through the sale of Silver American Eagles goes to support the federal government. Silver American Eagle coins have been so popular that the program was extended by Congress in 2002.
On the obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s image of Walking Liberty. On the coin, Lady Liberty can be seen walking away from the rising sun. Above her head is the engraving “Liberty,” while “In God We Trust” is behind her and the year of minting is below.
The reverse side of the coin was designed by the US Mint’s chief engraver in 1985, John Mercanti. On the coin, a heraldic eagle sits behind a shield. It grasps an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other. Directly above its head are 13 stars which represent the original American colonies. Engravings on this side include “United States of America” and the weight, purity, and denomination of the coin.
The US Mint was established in 1792 with passage of the Coinage Act. Today, the mint operates four primary facilities and provides all the circulation and commemorative coins of the US federal government. The West Point and San Francisco branches are responsible for the production of Silver American Eagles. The PCGS MS69 grade on these coins means that each one has a sharp, attractive strike, with fewer than two blemishes on its surface.
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