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Why order this Silver 2013-(S) Eagle Struck at San Francisco?
Thanks to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed that bullion Silver Eagles have been struck at different mints in recent years. The discovery gave Silver Eagle collectors the chance to have some variety in their collections. This coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint, though it does not have that mint's "S" mint mark. Like other ASEs it was struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver.
Iconic Walking Liberty Design by Adolph Weinman
The Silver Eagle's obverse design was adapted from Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty half dollar, which was issued from 1916-1947. Liberty strides toward the left side of the coin draped in an American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap. The cap is a traditional symbol of freedom. She carries in her arms branches of laurel, which symbolize honors bestowed upon civilians, and oak, which symbolize honors for members of the military. To the left, the morning sun is beginning to emerge from beyond the horizon. Liberty extends her right hand above it, as though greeting the new day.
John Mercanti's reverse design is an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle spreads its wings upward as it guards a union shield. In its beak it holds a ribbon that bears the inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one). It also holds arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The olive branch symbolizes a preference for peace, while the arrows symbolize America's willingness to defend her values. Above the eagle's head is a triangular arrangement of thirteen stars, which represent the original states.
Perfect MS70 ER with Mercanti Signed Label
Former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti signed the label on which Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin. That information includes a perfect Mint State 70 grade that is reserved for coins that are flawless as seen under 5x magnification and Early Releases certification, which indicates that a coin was received for grading within the first thirty days after its initial mint release.
Add this San Francisco 2013-(S) Silver Eagle to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2013|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|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|