Why purchase this 2015-W American Silver Eagle Proof?
The American Silver Eagle debuted in 1986 and quickly rose to prominence as the world's favorite bullion coin. Along with it came a proof counterpart, which serves to present and preserve its stunning designs for collectors. This piece was the 2015 edition of that proof. It bears the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint, where it was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver. This coin was part of a mintage of 707,518 pieces.
Classic Walking Liberty Design by Adolph Weinman
The Silver Eagle Proof's obverse, like that of its bullion counterpart, features the Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman. The design appeared on the half dollar from 1916-1947. An American flag draped Liberty carries laurel and oak branches, which represent civilian and military honors, respectively, as she strides toward the left side of the coin. In front of her she extends her right hand above the rising sun, as though presenting the new day to the holder.
John Mercanti's reverse design is an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. Thirteen stars are arranged in a triangular formation above an eagle, which guards a union shield in its talons, the bird clutches arrows, symbols of America's willingness to defend her values, and an olive branch, a symbol of peace. Rim inscriptions offer the coin's country, weight, and face value.
Flawless PF70 UC FDI
This coin is in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification according to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), who awarded it their highest grade, Proof 70. NGC also certified the coin Ultra Cameo due to its sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields and First Day of Issue, a designation reserved exclusively for coins that were submitted through an exclusive process.
Add this $1 American 2015-W Silver Eagle Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|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|