2001 1 oz Silver Eagle GEM BU
This 2001 American Silver Eagle is in excellent condition, making it a beautiful example of America’s widely popular silver bullion coin. Featuring two designs that bear strongly patriotic imagery, this coin could take pride of place in collections of American coins. While the design of the Silver Eagle does not change from year to year, many people may find the year of mintage, the first year of the new millennium, especially appealing.
Design of the 2001 American Silver Eagle
Lady Liberty figures prominently on the obverse of this 2001 American Silver Eagle. She walks tall, with her right food under her body and her left about to leave the ground behind her. In her left hand, she bears breaches that extend up her arm and beyond. They are laurel and oak and are meant to represent civilian and military honors. Her right hand extends in front of her, elbow bent and palm open. Part of the American flag waves behind her. In the background, the sun is partially obscured by the horizon on the lower left. The mintage year is inscribed under Liberty’s right foot, while the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” is inscribed above her left one. “LIBERTY” spans the image, covering slightly more than half of the rim.
While the obverse features a classic design developed by Adolph Weinman in 1916, the reverse features a design that John Mercanti adapted from the Great Seal of the United States just for this coin. In the middle of the design, there is a shield, which has thirteen stripes. As is the case with an arrangement of thirteen stars above the eagle’s head, these stripes represent the original states. The bird bears a ribbon in its beak. That ribbon extends outward, with the portion on the left reading, “E PLURIBUS” and the motto from the Great Seal finished on the right with “UNUM.” Together, they mean “From many, one.” In its left talon, the eagle bears powerful symbols, arrows, which are indicative of a willingness to fight for American values when necessary. In its right, the bird bears an olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. “JM,” the initials of the designer, are inscribed just under the talon that bears the arrows. The inscription along the top half of the rim presents the name of the country in which the coin is legal tender, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” while the one on the bottom provides information about the metal content and face value. That inscription reads, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR.”
Why add this 2001 American Silver Eagle to your collection?
No collection of American coins would be complete without the American Silver Eagle, and what better edition to have than a coin from the first year of the millennium? This coin is in gem brilliant uncirculated condition, which means that it is a beautiful piece that has not suffered from toning or wear and tear. This coin weighs 31.07 g and has an actual silver weight of 1 Troy oz. Its fineness, .9993, is higher than the .999 that many other government mints produce, and the 40.6 mm diameter makes for easy viewing. This coin has a reeded edge, a design feature that was implemented to stop clipping and counterfeiting. Another benefit of the American Silver Eagle is that it is the only bullion coin to have its purity backed by the United States government, a guarantee that makes this silver coin something of the “gold standard” in silver stacking.
This 2001 American Silver Eagle GEM BU 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:||2001|
|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|