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Why purchase this 2019-W American Silver Eagle Proof?
The American Silver Eagle is the world's most collected bullion coin thanks largely to its backing for weight and purity by the U.S government. However, tts stunning beauty complete with a classic numismatic design, should not be overlooked. This proof counterpart to the bullion coin provides you with a fantastic opportunity to see the design in a new light. Like the bullion coin, this piece was struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver. Unlike the bullion coin, it bears the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Classic Walking Liberty Design by Adolph Weinman
The obverse design originally appeared on Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty half dollar, which was issued from 1916-1947. It features Liberty draped in the American flag with a Phrygian cap, which designates a freed slave, on her head. She carries laurel and oak branches, symbols of civilian and military honors, in her left hand, as she extends her right hand above the rising sun, as though looking forward to the new day.
John Mercanti created the reverse design specifically for the debut of the Silver Eagle series in 1986. Adapted from the Great Seal of the United States, it consists of thirteen stars arranged in a triangular formation above an eagle, which guards a union shield. The eagle holds a ribbon that bears the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) in its beak and holds arrows, symbols of military readiness, and an olive branch, a symbol of peace, in its talons. Rim inscriptions provide the coin's country, weight, and face value.
Virtually Flawless PF69 FR with Exclusive Weinman Label
The graders at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this coin is perfect as seen by the naked eye by awarding it their second highest grade, Proof 69. They further noted that the coin was submitted for grading no more than 30 days after it was first released from the mint by labeling it First Releases. Grading information comes provided on an exclusive label that honors the man who created the obverse design, Adolph Weinman.
Don't miss your chance to own this 2019-W Silver American Eagle Proof.
This 2019-W Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF69 FR Exclusive Weinman Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Weinman 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:||John M. Mercanti|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|
Adolph Weinman's numismatic legacy cannot be understated. His designs were and continue to be some of the most recognizable and prized among collectors, such as the obverse of the beloved American Silver Eagle, and both faces of the recently debuted American Palladium Eagle series-which is getting its first uncirculated issue in September 2020.
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