No silver coin in the world has been a more popular investment over the past five years than the American Silver Eagle. It contains 1 troy ounce of silver by weight and is .999 fine (99.9% pure). Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has certified this 2018 American Silver Eagle with the grade MS70 -- the highest possible! -- and the First Day of Issue designation. It also bears a legal tender face value of 1 Dollar.
The "Walking Liberty" design created by A.A. Weinman has appeared annually on the obverse of the Silver Eagle since its inception in 1986. The scene shows Lady Liberty walking triumphantly toward the rising sun in the east. Her dress resembles Old Glory and is decorated in stars and stripes as it billows in the wind. "IN GOD WE TRUST" is inscribed to her left and "LIBERTY" is found around the top half of the rim. The year-date "2018" is placed at the bottom rim.
The reverse has likewise used the same design each year: the image of a heraldic eagle created by world-renown artist John Mercanti. The eagle holds arrows and an olive branch in its talons. A banner in its beak bears the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Thirteen stars are arranged in a triangle above. Inscriptions at the bottom rim indicate the coin's composition and legal tender denomination, "1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR." The issuing country "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is denoted along the top rim.
The Silver Eagle series is also widely collected in addition to being a popular form of silver bullion. With this 2018 American Silver Eagle PCGS MS70 First Day of Issue you not only get the highest grade given to a coin, but also the First Day of Issue designation from PCGS. Shop for your MS70 Silver Eagle at Gainesville Coins.