The 2014 Mint State 69 American Silver Eagle
In 2014, three types of American Silver Eagles were produced—the bullion coin, like our featured Mint State 69 coin, a burnished finish coin, and a proof coin. Due to exceedingly high demand, more than 44 million Silver Eagle bullion coins were produced in 2014. The value of these coins is not tied to production numbers, however, but to each coin’s silver content. The 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver is backed by the U.S. government, and keeps these coins in high demand.
In 2014, for the fifth time in six years, the American Silver Eagle program broke a sales record, with significant activity in the last part of the year. In fact, more than 1.15 million of the 2014 coin were sold in a single day, and the program sold out in November. In all, more than ten million coins were sold in October and November.
Your 2014 American Silver Eagle was minted at the West Point Mint (NY). Its weight is 31.013 g, its diameter is 2.98 mm, and it has a reeded edge.
The design of the 2014 Silver Eagle Graded MS69 by NGC
Part of the enduring popularity of the American Silver Eagle program is its iconic design. The obverse of the coin was designed by Adolph A. Weinman… but not for the Silver Eagle. Weinman’s design was first used in the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, in circulation from 1916-1947. His famed “Walking Liberty” image is that of a confident Lady Liberty striding across a field, her right arm outstretched to meet the rays of a rising sun. Her left arm cradles olive branches, and the listing on the obverse includes the year’s date, “LIBERTY,” and the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
The coin’s reverse features the design of John Mercanti, former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver. It depicts a rising eagle behind a shield, its wings outspread, its talons holding both arrows and an olive branch. Thirteen stars surmount the eagle, and the reverse’s inscription includes “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER—ONE DOLLAR” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Why add the Mint State 69, $1 2014 Silver Eagle to your collection?
When a coin has gained the enduring interest of both enthusiasts and dedicated silver stackers, you know it is something special. The 2014 American Silver Eagle is that coin. With a silver content backed by the U.S. government, you can be assured of its value… and with a grade of MS 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) you can be certain of its beauty. A rating of Mint State 69 indicates that a coin is in virtually pristine condition, with no more than two small, non-detracting contact marks or flaws—and no hairlines or scuff marks.