2005 American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 First Strike

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2005 American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 FS

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Why purchase this 2005 1 oz. American Silver Eagle .999 Fine Silver NGC MS69 First Strikes?

"Buy the coin, not the slab" is an old and true numismatic adage. Then there is the notion that labels are not important at all. A balanced view is needed – a view that accepts that labels don’t always provide the full picture, but also a view that accepts that labels can convey important information. In addition, whether we like it or not, labels are an important part of numismatic history. It is no different here…

The business strike 2005 Silver Eagle listed here comes NGC certified MS69 with the “First Strikes” designation. This designation was used to refer to US bullion coins that shipped within the first 30 days of their official release. People felt misled by the label and this led to a class action lawsuit against NGC and PCGS. NGC settled and stopped using the designation, unless it can be proven that the coins were struck from a new pair of dies.

This NGC certified 2005 silver dollar carries the controversial and discontinued “First Strikes” label – and despite the fact that some detest it – it remains an important part of numismatic history that should be preserved for the generations to come.



This 2005 American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 FS 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:2005
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS69
Release Type:First Strike
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9993
Weight in Grams:31.1032 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:40.6 mm
Thickness:2.98 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:8,891,025
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
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