1986 First Year Silver American Eagle (MS69)
During its time of release in 1986, the US Mint produced approximately 6,839,783 of this particular coin. Even more impressive is that only 107,032 of the ones produced from this batch have been certified with a grade of MS69 by the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), making them a rather elusive find for coin enthusiasts. MS69 coins are in nearly perfect condition without any scuffs or hairline marks to affect their original luster. They may have one or two barely visible contact marks, none of which will appear on the primary images. To ensure that your coin remains in its certified state, each one remains in its original NGC protective case.
The United States Mint prides itself on the quality of both its materials and master workmanship. Each 1 oz. coin is minted from 99.9% pure silver. Equally as striking are the patriotic emblems featured on each side. Illustrated on the front is the personification of liberty as she walks towards the sun and extends a welcoming gesture to incoming citizens. In her other hand, she offers them a share of this country’s abundant resources which is represented by a bundle of branches.
The Great Seal of the United States is the primary focal point of the reverse side and features the bald eagle behind a shield with its wings outstretched as it clutches an olive branch in its left talons and a set of arrows in its right. Collectors will admire the intricate rendering of the design details from the iconic stars and stripes of Lady Liberty’s gown to the textured feathers of our nation’s bird.