2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti

2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti
2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti 2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti 2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti 2004 1 Dollar Thomas Alva Edison PCGS PR69 Mercanti
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Only 81 of these Mercanti-Signed Edison Commemoratives Exist!

It’s hard to believe, but before 1879 the night was filled with more darkness than light. But with the success of Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb in 1879, the darkest of nights can disappear with a flick of a switch. Struck in Philadelphia, this 2004 Silver Dollar celebrates the 125th anniversary of the light bulb. Each Silver Dollar is struck in 26.73 grams of 90% fine silver. The reverse, designed by John Mercanti, the 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, shows the original bulb design. Now you can obtain this elusive Silver Dollar graded almost perfect Proof-69 Deep Cameo (PR69 DCAM) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). In addition, each label is hand-signed by Mr. Mercanti and sealed with the coin in the holder. This unique double collectible can be yours. But hurry, only 25 are left in our vault!

Year of Issue 2004
Country United States
Composition Silver
Condition
Graded
Coins that are inspected, evaluated and graded by an independent, third party grading service. After a grade is assigned, each coin is sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.
Proof
A specially made coin distinguished by sharpness of detail and usually with a mirror-like surface. Proof refers to the method of manufacture and is not a condition. Proof coins are struck on specially-made planchets using polished dies. Proof coins are minted primarily for collectors and are not released for general circulation.
Grade
PR69DCAM
The second-highest grade a proof can obtain, based off the internationally accepted 70-point Sheldon grading scale. A distinction of Proof-69 Deep Cameo, otherwise known as PR69DCAM, means your almost-flawless proof showcases an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections. With quality well above of the majority of proofs in their respective series, many collectors prefer PR69DCAM-graded proofs for their balance of collector status and affordability.
Pedigree
Mercanti Signed
Since 1792, there have ONLY been 12 official and prominent Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint. This prestigious position is highly important as the Chief Engraver oversees the production of all coinage for circulation and for collectors. John Mercanti was the Chief Engraver from 2006 to 2010 but started at the Mint in 1974. John Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (dating back to 1792). He designed the reverse of the Silver Eagle and the obverse of the Platinum Eagle that has been struck in proof condition annually since 1997. He designed quite a few modern gold and silver commemoratives in addition to five states in the States Quarter Program. As a testament to his legacy at the U.S. Mint, the coin's label prominently features his hand-signed signature.
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
Philadelphia - P
From its humble beginnings on Seventh Street through four different locations, the United States Mint's "Mother Mint" at 151 North Independence Mall East in Philadelphia is the largest of its kind in the world. The Philadelphia Mint is home to die production for all U.S. coinage, as well as facilities that produce a daily average of 30 million coins worth about $1 million.
Coin Weight 26.73 Grams - g
Dimensions 38.1mm
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