One of the most popular annual-release coins in the world, and the unquestioned leader from the United States Mint, is the Silver American Eagle. Available since 1986, the nation’s official silver bullion coin also comes in proof and burnished versions each year. Today, the 2017 Silver American Eagle is available online at Silver.com with certification from the NGC.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- 32nd issue of Silver American Eagle coins!
- Availability limited for certified coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Walking Liberty created by Adolph A. Weinman graces the obverse.
- Heraldic Eagle of the United States created by John Mercanti on the reverse.
In 1985 Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act, authorizing the production of an official silver bullion coin for the United States government. The silver for the initial coins came from the Defense National Stockpile, while a 2002 extension of the popular series authorized the Treasury Department to purchase additional silver on the open market.
The 2017 Silver American Eagle coins available to you right now from Silver.com are near-perfect specimens according to the NGC. Mint State 69 coins have their full, original luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These often consist of miniscule contact marks and/or blemishes on the surface.
On the obverse of the 2017 Silver American Eagle coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. Considered one of the greatest coin designs in American history, it first appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse features the heraldic eagle design from US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti. America’s Founding Fathers chose the bald eagle as the nation’s official emblem in 1792 for its longevity, majesty, and power. The design on American Silver Eagle coins features the heraldic shield in front of the eagle, with arrows and an olive branch clutched in its talons.
Silver American Eagle coins are produced on an annual basis by the West Point Mint facility in the United States Mint system. Originally struck by the San Francisco Mint, today the California-based mint location contributes to the bullion coin program with supplemental striking to help meet the immense demand for these coins.
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