Without question, the most popular product from the United States Mint is the Silver American Eagle coin. Produced on an annual basis, as of 2014, the Silver American Eagle coin has risen to a status as the single most popular coin in the world, shattering previous sales records at the US Mint six times in the last eight years. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 32nd consecutive release of the Silver American Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States on the reverse from John Mercanti.
Each 2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin available in this Silver.com listing has an MS69 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These issues are found outside the primary focal areas of the coin and consist of miniscule hairlines or contact marks.
As an Early Release specimen, these coins ship in a plastic slab with a special “Early Release” label. ER coins have to arrive at the NGC for certification within 30 days of the set date for 2017 Silver Eagle releases by the United States Mint.
From 1986 until 1998, the Silver American Eagle bullion coin was produced by the San Francisco Mint. After a brief stint at the Philadelphia Mint in 1999 and 2000, the coins shifted to the West Point Mint where they continue to be produced.
However, the rising tide of demand for Silver American Eagle bullion coins has forced the San Francisco Mint back into action to supplement the supply of Silver American Eagle coins. The first striking took place in March 2011, with full supplemental coining beginning in the spring of that year.
On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, introduced in 1916 on the nation’s half-dollar coin. The reverse features a modernized version of the heraldic eagle. Originally used as early as 1794 on American coinage, this particular version is from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, whose version debuted in 1986 on the first Silver American Eagle coins.
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