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Lady Liberty was first designed for the half dollar in 1916-1947 but since it received such acclaim, the US Mint decided to resurrect the design for their first silver bullion coin collection. Adolph A. Weinman, an American sculptor who was born in Germany, was chosen to design the obverse for the Walking Liberty half-dollar. What he didn't know was how popular his design would remain 40 years later. The US Mint doesn't change its design yearly, like other bullion collections but still collectors and investors enjoy waiting for the new eagle to be released year to year.
Your 1998 American Silver Eagle MS69 weighs approximately one troy ounce of pure silver and has been graded by the top grading agency in the US, NGC. NGC has issued the grade, mint-state 69, to your coin and a label stating the grade is placed on the coin holder. The reverse contains the US seal, which is of a large eagle with several different representations. Both of the eagle's talons are holding onto something; the left contains olive branches to represent peach and the other talon is holding arrows to represent warrior. The eagle is covered by a huge shield that indicates that the US will protect its power and "E Pluribus Unum" is written across the eagle's outstretched wings. The coin's weight and purity is also stamped on the reverse for authentication purposes. The obverse portrays a tall Lady Liberty, resembling a Grecian god, who is wrapped in a light-weight robe and is delicately fluttering in the wind to enhance her femininity.Lady Liberty, carrying an armful of branches as her other arm is gracefully extended. The sun rises in the background to offer hope with a new day. The obverse is also stamped with the words, "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and the year of mintage. Consider updating your silver eagle collection to the certified series!