2015 1 oz. Silver Eagle NGC GEM BU (MLB Tampa Bay Rays Label)
This 2015 Silver Eagle comes in a slab with a specialized MLB Tampa Bay Rays label. The coin itself is the United States government’s silver bullion coin, so it is appropriate that it would have a label associated with America’s favorite pastime. It is .999 pure silver and measures 40.6 mm in diameter. It is the most collected silver coin worldwide.
2015 Silver Eagle’s Tampa Bay Rays Label
This Silver Eagle’s Tampa Bay Rays label has two parts. The larger one on the left has the standard information that you would expect on a coin label, with the notable addition of the top line, which reads, “TAMPA BAY RAYS,” and the MLB logo in the lower right. The background of that section is a grass field with the “TB” of Tampa Bay painted onto it. The section on the right has the team’s logo, along with the NGC logo at the bottom.
Design of the 2015 Silver Eagle
The design that Adolph Weinman created for the obverse of the Walking Liberty half dollar in 1916 is also used as the obverse of the 2015 Silver Eagle. Draped in the American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap, Lady Liberty strides toward the sun, which is setting in the lower left. In her left hand, she carries long branches that extend up her arm. The branches are laurel and oak, serving to symbolize civilian and military honors. Under her right foot is the year of mintage, “2015,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” is behind her on the lower right. The word “LIBERTY” starts in the sun’s rays on the left and extends along the rim to the right.
On the reverse is John Mercanti’s adaptation of the image that appears on the Great Seal of the United States. It consists of a heraldic eagle guarding a shield. The shield has thirteen stars, harking back to the original states. In its beak, the eagle holds a ribbon that extends on either side. It reads, “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” It also holds symbols in its talons, an olive branch and arrows. Above the image is the name of the country that issued the coin, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and below it is information about the metal content and face value: “1 OZ. FINE SILVER ONE DOLLAR.”
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|