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Why buy this American 1989 Silver Eagle?
This 1989 Silver American Eagle would be a prized coin in any ASE collection. The coin was part of the fourth issue of this continuing series and was struck from .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint. 5,203,327 of these were minted, just a fraction of the numbers minted today.
Iconic Walking Liberty design by Adolph Weinman
On the obverse is the famous Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman, which first appeared on the half dollar. Liberty is draped in an American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches, which symbolize civilian and military honors. She extends her right hand in front of her, as though presenting the morning sun, which rises from beyond the horizon.
On the reverse is a design that John Mercanti created specifically for the Silver Eagle. Based on the Great Seal of the U.S., it consists of thirteen stars, which represent the original states, and an eagle guarding a union shield. The eagle holds symbols of war and peace, arrows and an olive branch, respectively, in its talons, as well as a ribbon in its beak that bears the phrase "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Virtually flawless Mint State 69
Fewer than .4% of the coins of this type that were submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received perfect grades. This coin just missed the mark, receiving the next highest grade, Mint State 69, which means that it appears perfect when viewed without magnification but has at least one minuscule imperfection.
Add this Silver 1989 American Eagle to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||1989|
|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:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|