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Why add this 1991 1 oz. American Silver Eagle to your collection?
This 1991 1 oz. Silver Eagle is a great option for collectors looking for early editions of the American Silver Eagle. It features the same designs that continue to be used on the popular coin today. One of those designs is John Mercanti’s adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. At the top is a triangular arrangement of thirteen stars, which are used to represent the original states. Below that is an eagle that has its wings spread upward. The eagle is guarding a thirteen-striped shield, which represents the country. In one talon, the bird holds arrows, while in the other it holds an olive branch. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty design appears on the obverse. The figure, who has long been used to represent America on coinage, is shown draped in an American flag. She has her right hand extended in front of her and holds branches of laurel and oak in her left arm. The sun is setting in the distance in the lower left. One of the reasons that the Silver Eagle is so popular is that its weight, 1 Troy oz., and purity, .999, are both backed by the United States government. Pick up this coin from early on in the American Silver Eagle’s still popular run.
|Year of Issue:||1991|
|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|