The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. This represents an additional collectible versions of the popular bullion coin, following the release of the standard proof version earlier this year.
The American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 in order to provide precious metals investors with a convenient and cost effective method for investing in physical silver bullion. In addition to the annually issued bullion coins, the United States Mint has offered collectible proof and collectible uncirculated versions of the coin. The collectible uncirculated coins are struck on specially burnished blanks at the West Point Mint and carry the “W” mint mark.
The 2015-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle features Adolph A. Weiman’s classic “Walking Liberty” design used for the circulating half dollar from 1916 to 1947. A full length portrait of Lady Liberty is shown as she strides confidently towards the rising sun, enveloped in the folds of the American flag, with her right hand extended and branches of oak and laurel in her left. The inscriptions read “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “2015”.
The reverse design of the coin was designed by former Chief Engraver John Mercanti and features a depiction of a heraldic eagle. The eagle has a shield placed at its chest, an olive branch and bundle of arrows in its talons, and a ribbon in its beak with the motto “E Pluribus Unum”. An arrangement of 13 starts appears above and inscriptions read “United States of America”, “1 oz. Fine Silver”, and “One Dollar”.
Each coin is struck in 1.000 troy ounce of 99.9% silver with a diameter of 1.598 inches and 0.12 inch.
The United States Mint is offering the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle priced at $39.95 per coin with no household ordering limit imposed. For additional information or to place an order, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/