Lady Liberty is striding confidently into 2018 on the new 2018 American Silver Eagle (NGC MS70 Early Releases)! This 1 oz silver coin has been professionally graded by NGC and received a perfect grade of MS70, the highest possible! The "Early Releases" designation also means that the coin was graded by NGC within 30 days of being issued by the mint. Each Silver Eagle is .999 fine silver and bears a $1 face value.
The Walking Liberty motif designed by A.A. Weinman in the early 20th century graces the obverse of the coin. She wears a dress resembling the American flag and carries oak boughs in her arm. Her free hand reaches out to welcome the rising sun, symbolic of a new day. The legend "LIBERTY" is spaced across the top rim. The year of issue "2018" appears beneath Miss Liberty's feet while "IN GOD WE TRUST" is inscribed to her right.
Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti created the reverse design. It shows an eagle with its wings spread in a heraldic pose. Arrows and an olive branch are clasped in its talons while a banner reading "E PLURIBUS UNUM" flutters from between its beak. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" curls along the top rim while the weight, composition, and denomination are found at the bottom rim: "1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR."
There are many advantages to buying a graded Silver Eagle. In addition to protecting your coin in a hard plastic holder, collectors place a premium on coins certified by a third-party grading service. This is even moreso when a coin receives a MS70, a perfect grade! Add to your coin collection with this 2018 American Silver Eagle NGC MS70 Early Releases from Gainesville Coins.