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1997 Silver American Eagle
Since 1986, the American Silver Eagle has been produced each and every year by the United States Mint. Each of these coins contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. It is widely known that there were several low mintage years for the Silver Eagle during the 1990s. In 1997, the U.S. Mint struck 4,295,004 bullion issue Silver Eagles. This is a relatively low mintage figure, especially when you consider that in recent years the U.S. Mint has been producing 30,000,000 to 40,000,000 bullion issue Silver Eagles per year.
Graded Proof 70 by NGC
The NGC is one of the largest and most trusted third-party coin grading services in the world. When a coin is submitted to NGC, it is graded using a 70 point scale. This Silver Eagle, with a grade of MS69, is almost perfect. In fact, to the naked eye it probably will look perfect.
Since this MS69 Silver Eagle was graded by the NGC, it will arrive in one of their holders. NGC coin holders are very protective and will keep your coin safe from nearly anything.The holder your coin is sealed inside of may be an older style than what is shown.
American Silver Eagle Design
The front of the American Silver Eagle was based on the extremely popular Walking Liberty design. On this side of the coin you can see Lady Liberty with her right arm outstretched towards the sun. While she walks she has an arm full of oak and laurel branches. You can see the stars and stripes of the American flag flowing in the background. The obverse is inscribed with the words “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1997.”
The reverse of the Silver Eagle is very majestic as well. This side features a heraldic eagle with a shield over its body. The bald eagle also holds a banner in its beak which reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The eagle is using the talons of its right foot to hold an olive branch, while it grasps a bundle of arrows with its left foot. Above the eagle are thirteen stars that are arranged in a triangular pattern between the tips of its wings. This side of the coin reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 oz. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” Unlike the front side, this side was not based on a previous coin and was designed by John Mercanti in 1986. The intricacy of this design is exquisite; you could count each individual feather on the eagle if you wanted to.
This NGC graded MS69 1997 Silver Eagle would make a great addition to any collection. Due to the low mintage of Silver Eagles in 1997, there aren’t an overwhelming number of opportunities to purchase one with a high grade like this. Whether you are just beginning to collect Silver Eagles or this is one that you’ve been hunting down, don’t miss this chance to add one of these coins to your collection today!
This 1997 American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 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:||1997|
|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|