2009 American Silver Eagle
GEM Brilliant Uncirculated 2009 Silver Eagle
These gorgeous coins are minted at West Point, New York and contain one ounce of 0.999 pure silver. These are legal tender silver dollar coins authorized by the United States government. Makes an excellent (and affordable) gift!
The obverse design features Adolph A. Weinman's stunning Walking Liberty design dating back to 1916, with an ever hopeful Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes carrying in her arms branches of laurel and oak to symbolize both civil and military glory. The reverse design, by United States Mint sculptor John Mercanti, features a striking heraldic eagle with shield, and olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
These coins are the "regular bullion issue" and do not carry a "W" mintmark like the special burnished uncirculated issues or the special proof (mirror finish) issues. There is no mintmark on "regular issue" uncirculated silver eagles since the government produces these coins mainly as silver bullion for investors rather than coin collectors. However, the fact that the coin is one of the most beautiful coins ever minted has elevated it's status from a bullion coin to a highly sought after collectible.
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