Why purchase this 2023-W $1 1 oz Congratulations Set Silver Eagle?
Congratulate someone special for a milestone in 2023 with this Silver Eagle Proof from 2023 Congratulations Set Struck at the West Point Mint. The proof counterpart of the world’s favorite bullion coin is the perfect way to celebrate occasion. Whether it is a birth, birthday, new job, graduation, or other life event, this piece is the perfect way to give someone a pat on the back. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of the Congratulations Set Silver Eagle and the third year of issue of the Type 2 reverse design.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- This piece bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- Type 2 Silver Eagles boast a security feature in the form of an interrupted reeded edge gap.
- Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) graded this coin Proof 69.
- NGC certified this piece First Releases.
Classic Walking Liberty Design by Adolph Weinman
Obverse: Gracing the obverse is the historic Walking Liberty design, which Adolph Weinman created for the half dollar. Liberty walks confidently draped in the American flag carrying branches of laurel and oak. Her name, “LIBERTY,” is inscribed above, while the date, “2023,” artist initials, “AW,” and national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” are also included on this face. Adolph Weinman was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States. He is best known for designing the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime.
Reverse: Emily Damstra’s reverse design features an bad eagle carrying an oak branch. It is encircled by rim inscriptions that offer the name of the issuing country, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the face value of the coin, “ONE DOLLAR,” and its metal content, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER.” The second statutory motto, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” is included inside the rim inscriptions on the right. Emily Damstra earned her MFA at the University of Michigan. She focuses on zoological and botanical designs, as well as other imagery of the natural world.
Virtually Flawless PF69 FR
This coin earned the second highest available grade from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), Proof 69, a grade which means that it appears perfect to the unaided eye. This issue was also certified First Releases, which indicates that it was submitted to NGC for grading within 30 days of its initial release from the mint. Grading information is relayed on a ModernCoinMart exclusive Eagle themed label.