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Why purchase this 1987 Silver American Eagle?
The American Silver Eagle debuted in 1986, which means that this coin comes from just the second issue in the series. The series is a favorite among collectors thanks both to its beauty and its U.S. government backing for weight and purity. This Mint State 70 piece is an attractive choice for discerning collectors.
Powerful Designs by Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti
Obverse: Adolph Weinman's iconic Walking Liberty design graces the obverse. She is draped in the American flag as she carries branches in the early morning sun. Her name, "LIBERTY," joins the date, "1987," and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," among the obverse inscriptions. Adolph Weinman was a prolific sculptor, whose work remains on display in numerous American cities. His most important numismatic contributions were the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime.
Reverse: The reverse features an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. Designed by John Mercanti, it consists of an eagle protecting a union shield and thirteen stars, which are arranged in a triangular formation. John Mercanti was the US Mint's twelfth Chief Engraver. He spent almost four decades with the institution in total, during which time he designed more coins and medals than anyone else in American history.
Striking MS70 with Mercanti Signed Label
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70. That means that the coin appears perfect even under 5x magnification. The grade comes on a label that was hand signed by John Mercanti.
Don't miss your chance to own this American 1987 Silver Eagle.
This 1987 American Silver Eagle NGC MS70 Mercanti Signed Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1987|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|