Silver American Eagle coins represent the official silver bullion coin option from the United States Mint. Since their 1986 debut, these coins have featured the same obverse and reverse designs of Liberty and the American bald eagle, respectively, each year. The 2017 Silver American Eagle is now available online at Silver.com with a perfect NGC certification.
- 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.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 70 from 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.
The Silver American Eagle coin saw its first dip in sales in 2016. After record-breaking sales in 2014 and 2015, the demand for the coins slipped by 10 million in 2016 to finish with a total of just over 37 million coins produced. However, considering the all-time highs reached in 2014 and 2015, at 43 and 47 million respectively, it was inevitable that a retreat in demand would occur.
All 2017 Silver American Eagles feature a design from Adolph A. Weinman. He created the image of Lady Liberty striding toward the setting sun with the American flag draped around her shoulders in 1916 for use on the nation’s half-dollar silver coin. It remained on that coin for more than 30 years, and was not replaced until 1947.
On the obverse of each 2017 Silver American Eagle Coin you’ll find Weinman’s depiction of Lady Liberty. Her feature on the coin is meant to symbolize the nation’s constant march toward a brighter future.
The reverse of each coin was designed by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, and features an American bald eagle behind a heraldic shield. The official emblem of the US government, the eagle clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons, with 13 stars above its head to represent the original colonies.
Each 2017 Silver American Eagle coin in this product listing is in perfect condition according to the NGC. Coins with an MS70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas of the coin.
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