The Art of Mastering Mints
Learning More about the American Silver Eagle
On November 24, 1986, the United State Mint first introduced to the masses the American Silver Eagle. The truth is, it’s just at one-troy ounce size for this coin and at the same time, has a value of one dollar and sure to have one troy ounce of pure silver.
If you wish to discover more about American Silver Eagle, I encourage you to keep on reading.
If there’s one thing that you should know, it is that the weight, purity and content can be certified only by the United States Mint. Aside from the bullion version, the United States Mint produced proof version and uncirculated versions for collectors. That being said, you will find three different mints for the Silver Eagle which are San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint and West Point Mint. Truth is, for those who have a bullion coin, they can make use of it for funding Individual Retirement Account investments.
Basically, there are so many things that you have to learn from the coin and one of this is the design. Truth is, the coin’s design was taken from Walking Liberty by Adolph A. Weinman which had been originally used on Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin of the US from 1916 to 1947. Since this design has become iconic, became a public favorite and beloved design of any US coinage of the contemporary time, it’s revived for Silver Eagle a few decades later. The obverse is inscribed w/ the year of issuance or minting, the word Liberty and phrase “In God We Trust”.
John Mercanti has his own input for the reverse design that portrays a heraldic eagle behind the shield. The eagle is holding arrows in its left talon and olive branch in its right, which echoes the Great Seal of US. Above the eagle, you’ll find the 35-pointed stars that represent the 13 Colonies. Then as you check on the back, you’ll find inscribed saying United States of America, 1oz Fine Silver
The legislation authorized for American Silver Eagle bullion program has stipulated that the silver used in minting the coins to be obtained from Defense National Stockpile along with the intent of depleting the stockpile’s silver holdings gradually for the following years.
Of course, it’s safe to say that there are many more things that should be discussed and learnt from American Silver Eagle. If you are among the people interested about this, then it is strongly recommended that you take the time to read more about this subject. Through this, you can be equipped better on how you can acquire this and where it could be used. You’d learn a lot from the uses and benefits of it by doing research.
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