The American Eagle is one of the classic coins that is a staple of every coin collection. We recently received a small batch of MS70 Early Release Eagles graded by NGC. MS70 is the highest grade a coin can received and the early release designation is an additional bonus. To special “Early Release” label officially designates that the coin was received by the grading company, in this case NGC, within the first 30 days of release.
The American Silver Eagle program, established in 1986, is the top choice for silver investors and collectors. Consisting of 1 Troy oz .999 fine silver, it is the only official silver bullion coin of the United States. It is produced by the United States Mint and represents $1 of official, federally backed United States currency.
All versions of the American Silver Eagle coin share the same design elements. On the obverse side of the coins, you’ll find Adolph A. Weinman’s historical depiction of Lady Liberty. Created in 1916 for use on the nation’s half-dollar coin, this vision of Liberty depicts her figure in left-profile relief as she walks toward the setting sun on the horizon. She carries the oak and laurel branches in her left arm, holds her right hand outstretched toward the horizon, and wears the American flag over her shoulders. “Liberty” is engraved above her head, with the date mark at her feet. At her heels is the national motto of “In God We Trust.”
On the reverse side of all Silver Eagle coins is the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Some version of this design has been used on American coinage since the very first coins were struck by the original Philadelphia Mint in 1794. This particular design is a modern, powerful depiction of the bald eagle with its wings spread wide and the national shield on its chest. The bird clutches the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other. In its beak is a ribbon with the phrase “E Pluribus Unum,” and above its head is a cluster of 13 stars arranged in a triangle. Each of the stars represents one of the original 13 colonies in America. Engravings on this side include “United States of America” and “1 oz Fine Silver One Dollar.”
You can buy your 2021 American Eagle by clicking the link here.