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Why buy this West Point 2019-(W) American Silver Eagle?
The American Silver Eagle series began in 1986 and and has since emerged as the world's favorite bullion coin. For most of the series's history, the bullion coins have been struck at just one mint each year. In recent years, though, a request made under the Freedom of Information Act led to the revelation that the coin has been struck at multiple mints in some recent years. This gives collectors the opportunity to have some variety in the series. This piece was struck at the West Point Mint. Like other Silver Eagles, it was struck on a one ounce planchet of .999 fine silver.
Treasured Walking Liberty Design by Adolph Weinman
The coin's obverse design originally appeared on the Walking Liberty half dollar from 1916-1947 and was revived when the US began minting this series in 1986. Known as Walking Liberty, the Adolph Weinman design depicts Liberty striding toward the left side of the coin draped in the American flag. In her left hand, she carries symbols of civilian and military honors, laurel and oak branches, respectively. She extends her right hand in front of her above the emerging morning sun, as though presenting the new day to the holder.
John Mercanti, who would go on to become Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, designed the reverse. An adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States, it depicts an eagle guarding a union shield. The bird holds a ribbon that bears the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) in its beak and clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The olive branch indicates a preference for peace, while the arrows are reminders to all that America is willing to defend her values when necessary. Thirteen stars, symbols of the original states, are arranged in a triangular formation above the eagle's head.
Flawless MS70 ER with West Point Silver Star Label
This coin earned a perfect Mint State 70 (MS70) grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). To receive that grade, a coin must be in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification. This piece was also labeled Early Releases (ER), which means that it was received for grading by NGC no more than 30 days after it was released from the mint. NGC has provided this information on a label that bears a West Point Silver Star.
Don't miss your chance to own this West Point 2019-(W) Silver American Eagle.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Label/Signature:||West Point Silver Star Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 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:||Adolph A. Weinman|