Hot on the heels of record-setting sales numbers in 2013, the 2014 American Silver Eagle is now available! The U.S. Mint's official silver bullion coin, the Silver Eagle weighs one troy oz and contains .999 fine investment-grade silver. It continues to be the most prevalently traded silver bullion coin in the world. This coin has been professionally graded by the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and has been given a grade of MS69. It has also been given the special designation, Early Release, indicating that NGC received the coin within 30 days of it being struck by the Mint. This coin comes “slabbed” (or encased) with an identifying NGC label.
On the obverse, Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty design is intricately recreated. Miss Liberty is draped in the American flag and shown striding towards the rising sun. The legend "LIBERTY" curves around the top rim with the year-date inscribed beneath Liberty's left foot. The reverse is graced by the heraldic eagle of the Great Seal, protected by the national shield as it grasps an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left. The motto, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," is displayed on a ribbon held by the eagle's beak. Thirteen stars, symbolizing the original thirteen colonies, are arranged in an inverted triangle above the eagle's head. The weight, purity, and face value are placed along the bottom rim.
A. A. Weinman's classic design for the half dollar was very detailed, and its finer details were subject to easily wearing away. The American Silver Eagle reproduces this remarkable Walking Liberty design in the brilliant full detail of its original pattern. This securely encapsulated NGC MS69 Silver Eagle, newly released for 2014, is a prized collectible as well as a popular option for investing in silver. With regular shortages of silver blanks, the U.S. Mint production of Silver Eagles may be outpaced by worldwide demand. Get yours while they're still available at Gainesville Coins!