Design of the 2015 Silver Eagle
This obverse of this beautiful, Gem Uncirculated Silver Eagle features a design that has dominated American silver coinage since the 1980’s. Across the rim on slightly more than the top half of the coin is the word, “LIBERTY.” An image of Lady Liberty dominates this side of the coin. In this take of the Walking Liberty design, which was created by Adolph Weinman in 1916, Liberty is shown walking to the left of the coin. Her weight is on her right foot as she strides forward, with her left extending behind her. Her right arm stretches out toward the left side of the coin, bent at the elbow and palm open, as in a welcoming gesture. Held with her left hand and cradled in her arm is a large olive branch, indicating her desire for peace. In front of her, the sun rises in the distance with its rays emanating upward and outward. Between her left leg and the “Y” in “LIBERTY,” the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” is inscribed. On the ground beneath Liberty’s right foot is an inscription of the year of the coin’s mintage, “2015.”
The symbol of the United States, an eagle, guards a shield on the obverse. Representing the nation, the shield covers the bird’s body such that its head, wings, tail, and talons are the only parts of it that are visible. The wings are spread widely, serving as the backdrop for the ribbon held in the bird’s beak. That ribbon reads, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” the motto from the Great Seal of the United States. Arrows, an indication that America will fight for its values when necessary, are held in one talon while an olive branch, the symbol for peace, indicates a preference to avoid such fights when possible. Thirteen stars, which represent the thirteen colonies, appear in a downward pointing triangle above the eagle’s head. Arched over the image are the words, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and arched under them are details about the coin: “1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR.” Another inscription, JM, appears in very small lettering just to the right of the bird’s tail. They are the initials of John Mercanti, who designed the reverse in 1986.
The label is what makes this coin especially unique and appealing to fans of the Cleveland Indians. The team’s name is in bold at the top, with the next line identifying the coin, reading, “2015 EAGLE S$1.” Its condition, “GEM UNCIRCULATED,” appears in bold on the next line, followed by a certification number and bar code. The background features grass fading upwards into haze and the Cleveland Indian logo in the bottom middle. To the lower right of that portion of the image is the official logo of Major League Baseball. On the right side of the logo is the “C” used on the club’s caps on their away uniforms. Under the “C” is the logo of NGC (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation), which certified the Gem Uncirculated condition of the coin. On the reverse side, there is a holographic image with the NGC logo and information about it.
Why add this 2015 Silver Eagle to your collection?
This 2015 American Silver Eagle with the Cleveland Indians logo makes for a beautiful gift for those who love the team. The coin itself is in excellent condition in its own right, making this piece a fantastic combination of America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite bullion coin. This coin was minted in Philadelphia and has a purity of .999. Its thickness measures in at 2.98 mm, while the diameter, 40.6 mm, makes the images on both sides of the coin large enough for nearly anyone to appreciate without any enhancement.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|