The 2017 American Silver Eagle, a favorite among numismatic collectors. The 1 oz. coin has been the official silver bullion coin of the United States since it was first released in 1986. The American Silver Eagle carries a face value of $1 dollar, is struck from 1 full Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, measures 40.6mm in diameter and 2.98mm in thickness, with a weight of 31.1 grams.
The obverse of the coin depicts Lady Liberty striding toward the rising sun, imitating the “Walking Liberty” Half Dollar design by Adolph A. Weinman. “LIBERTY” arches overhead with “2016” beneath her feet. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is written to her right side. The reverse, by United States Mint engraver John Mercanti, portrays a majestic eagle with a shield grasping an olive branch and arrows, echoing the Great Seal of the United States. Thirteen stars to represent the original Colonies are emblazoned above; inscriptions are: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM. “The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin the grade of Mint State 70 within the first thirty days of its release. This grade describes a well-struck coin of superb quality in both fine detail and craftsmanship. Also this coin bears the Early Release label certifying this coin was graded within the first thirty days of release.