The Silver American Eagle is one of the world’s most popular silver bullion coins. The name and design of the coin draw inspiration from two of America’s enduring symbols of freedom: the bald eagle and Lady Liberty. Today, you can purchase a 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin with an MS70 grade from PCGS as part of the First Strike series. First Strike coins were received by PCGS within the first 30 days of the coin’s release.
- 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 PCGS slab.
- Graded a perfect MS70 by the PCGS.
- Part of the First Strike series.
The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. Congress authorized production of the coins with the passage of the Liberty Coin Act in 1985. The bill authorized the US Mint to use silver from the Defense National Stockpile to produce and sell coins in an effort to raise funds for the federal government. The program has been so popular over the past 29 years that it was granted an extension by Congress in 2002.
On the obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle PCGS MS70 is Adolph A. Weinman’s depiction of Walking Liberty. First used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar between 1916 and 1947, 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 of the coin features the heraldic eagle as designed by John Mercanti, the US Mint’s chief engraver. Set behind a shield, the eagle holds arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Above its head are 13 stars to celebrate the original American colonies. Engravings on this side include “United States of America” and “1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar.”
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