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The 2000 Silver Eagle Coin Mint State 69
In the mid-1970s, the U.S. was beginning to see the value of competing on the international bullion coin market, and the idea was conceived to enter the market with a low-cost, high-value coin: the American Silver Eagle.
The 2000 Silver Eagle holds a particular distinction. One of the first coins minted with a date of the new millennia, it carried forward the strong sales of the original coins in the series, and helped set the stage for future growth in the program. As the only 1 oz. silver bullion coin produced in the U.S., it is backed by the U.S. government for its weight and silver content, and its iconic design helps ensure that it will remain a treasured part of any silver collection.
With a weight of 31.103 g (1 Troy oz.) of .999 fine silver, your reeded coin has a thickness of 2.8 mm and will arrive in pristine Mint state.
The design of the 2000 Silver Eagle – MS69
Rather than start with an all-new design for the American Eagle coin, the U.S. Mint decided to build on a legend. Adolph A. Weinman, designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, had created an iconic image in his “Walking Liberty” obverse. That image, in circulation from 1916 to 1947 on the Half Dollar coin, features a bold Lady Liberty walking in front of a rising sun, with one arm outstretched to the future, and the other bearing olive branches.
The Silver Eagle’s reverse is equally striking. Created by former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, it depicts a bold eagle, its wings outstretched behind a heraldic shield. The eagle holds an olive branch in one of its talons, with the other bearing arrows to symbolize America’s balance between peace and national protection. Thirteen stars, one for each of the original colonies, surmount the eagle.
Why add the Mint State 69 graded 2000 Silver Eagle coin to your collection?
With a legal value of $1, the intrinsic value of the coin is far higher, based upon its silver content of 1 oz. of .999 fine silver. This silver content is backed by the U.S. government, and the coin is further distinguished by its Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) grading of MS69. All coins graded by NGC fall on a scale of 1-70, with Mint State 69 ranking at the top of the scale. Any Mint State 69 coin will have exceptional eye appeal, with no more than one or two non-detracting contact marks or flaws, and no visible hairlines or scuff marks. Add to that the date that marks the start of a new millennia, and this is a coin worthy of the collections of both silver stackers and enthusiasts alike.
|Year of Issue:||2000|
|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|