2009 1 oz. Silver Eagle NGC MS69
2009 Silver Eagle NGC MS69 Mint State 69 is part of an annual series first released in 1986 that are considered the official silver bullion coins of the United States. The Silver Eagle quickly became one the most popular bullion coins in the United States as it is an accessible collectible with precious metal investment benefits that uses a beloved patriotic design. The Silver Eagle series was in response to a need to utilize silver from the National Defense Stockpile. However, a silver shortage in 2009 impacted production and resulted in lower than normal output and ultimately rationed distribution – making the 2009 Silver Eagle a highly sought after collectible.
The Silver Eagle continues to be one of the most treasured and recognized silver bullion coins in the world. Its range of appeal can be attributed to the iconic, detailed design that personifies the American freedom.
Design of the 2009 Mint State Silver Eagle
The obverse design was taken from the Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman, originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947 and revived for the Silver Eagle decades later. Lady Liberty is shown draped in an American Flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
The reverse is a 1986 design by John Mercanti that portrays a heraldic eagle behind a shield echoing the Great Seal of the United States. It shows the eagle grasping an olive branch in its right talon with arrows in its left talon adorned by thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies. The reverse is inscribed with the phrases UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Because of the low silver supply in 2009, production for Proof and Uncirculated Silver Eagles was cancelled in order to use all available blanks for bullion coin production - giving the 2009 Silver Eagle a special place in the history of this coveted collectible series as the ONLY version released that year. Graded a near perfect Mint State-69 by the NGC and made of .999 fine silver, the coin appeals to investors and collectors alike since Silver Eagle bullion coins are one of the most secure and convenient ways to own pure silver.
This 2009 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:||2009|
|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|