Why buy this Silver Eagle?
This Silver American Eagle comes with a specialized Oakland Athletics label that was provided by NGC. The 2016 issue marks the thirtieth anniversary for the ASE, which was first issued in 1986. Also noteworthy is that it is the 100th anniversary of the obverse design’s first appearance on the half dollar.
Who designed the Silver 2016 Eagle and what does it represent?
The 2016 Silver Eagle consists of two designs that Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti created seventy years apart. Mercanti’s design appears on the obverse and is an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle spreads its wings upward as its body is blocked by the union shield that it guards. Thirteen stars appear in a triangular formation above its head, a second reference, along with the shield, to the original states. On the obverse is the famed Walking Liberty, which was used on the half dollar coin for over three decades. Liberty carries branches of laurel and oak, which represent civilian honors and military ones, in her left hand as she walks toward the setting sun, which is on the left.
What does GEM Brilliant Uncirculated from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation mean?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation certifies coins that have lost a maximum of 5% of their original luster and show no signs of wear as being GEM Brilliant Uncirculated.
Participate in two important anniversaries by adding this 2016 American Silver Eagle to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|