Monday, January 30, 2006

American Silver Eagle

The American Silver Dollar is perhaps one of the most widely known and popular coins available today.

The United States Mint makes proof versions of the American Eagle coins for collectors.

By ‘proof’ we mean that the coin was produced by a special minting process where the coin is ‘struck’ several times to create a soft frosted, yet detailed image on the coins. Each coin is inspected for any flaws or blemished and the placed in a special plastic capsule and mounted in a up market presentation case.

The coin has been considered to be one of the most beautiful coins ever produced.
On the obverse (head or front) is the original design by Adolph Weinman of the ‘Walking Liberty’ and the reverse displays a heraldic eagle by John Mercanti.

Each coin contains one troy ounce of 0.999 purse silver.

As per the US Mint, “An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin. American Eagle Proof Coins sell at a fixed price and can be purchased directly from the United States Mint. American Eagle Gold and Platinum Proof Coins are available in the following options: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce and four coin sets, which contains one coin of each denomination. The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is only available in the one ounce size. American Eagle Proof Coins can be purchased directly from the United States Mint.”

More information on the American Silver Eagle Can be obtained at American Silver Eagle.

The American Silver Eagle is truly a beautiful piece of work and at least one should be in every coin enthusiasts collection.

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