St. Patrick’s Day is far and away one of the most well-known national festivals in the world. While it is, at its core, a religious festival honoring Saint Patrick, the holiday is also central to Irish life as St. Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland. This year, gift a little silver to those celebrating the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. Right now, 2022 1 oz Silver American Eagles in Happy St. Patrick’s Day Cards are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside special occasion clamshell!
- Patrick’s Day design theme!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse side depicts Walking Liberty.
- On the reverse field is an image of the American bald eagle.
Each of the 2022 1 oz Silver American Eagles available here comes packaged individually in a special occasion clamshell. This clamshell has a festive design in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The coin is sealed at the center of the clamshell with a green card surrounding it. On the card, you’ll notice a Leprechaun hat, three-leaf clover, and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day greeting.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th. This date was chosen because it is the commonly accepted date of death for St. Patrick back in 461 CE. While some common folklore suggests St. Patrick was responsible for driving all the snakes out of Ireland, the festival actually marks the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
The obverse side of 2022 Silver American Eagles comes with a depiction of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. Known as Walking Liberty, this design was created by Adolph A. Weinman and featured on the US half dollar from 1916 to 1947. In the design, Liberty walks toward the sun on the horizon with her right hand outstretched as her left hand carries branches of oak and laurel. The American flag is draped around her figure in this design.
On the reverse field of 2022 1 oz Silver Eagles is an image of the American bald eagle in flight. This design was created by Emily Damstra in 2020 to replace the long-running heraldic eagle design that originated on these coins in 1986. This design shows the bald eagle as it swoops into view with a large oak branch in its talons.
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