Silver Eagles Join the Fight Against COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the West Point Mint in 2020 from April 8-20 is having a domino effect that is stretching into 2021. With the first Silver Eagles struck for 2021 being the final year of Mercanti’s original Heraldic Eagle reverse, collector demand is expected to be extremely high. And due, to continued production slow-downs for bullion Silver Eagles brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and customer demand for silver coins, the Philadelphia Mint was tasked with helping keep supplies on hand for U.S. Mint bullion distributors.
The Philadelphia Mint to the Rescue
In most years, the West Point Mint is the U.S. Branch Mint that strikes American Silver Eagle bullion coins. But due to the unique circumstances presented by the perfect storm of eager silver buyers, a last-ever release of John Mercanti’s popular and iconic “Heraldic Eagle” design that appears on the coin’s revers, and a worldwide pandemic, getting the 2021’s first run of Silver Eagle bullion coins to leave the nest has been anything but routine. Thankfully, the Philadelphia Mint has stepped up to the plate and delivered. And, in this offer, you can secure a trio of these 2021-dated American Silver Eagle bullion coins specially struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Specially Designated as Emergency Production Struck at Philadelphia Mint Silver Eagles
Since bullion Silver Eagles are struck without mintmarks, however, there’s no way collectors can know if their Silver Eagle is one of these “Emergency Production” releases. But thanks to our status within the coin world, we can! As an authorized re-seller of American Silver Eagles, we’ve been able to secure “monster boxes” that differentiate whether the coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint or the West Point Mint. Then, we sent the coins to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), where they we certified, graded and pedigreed as being “Struck at Philadelphia Mint” and “Emergency Production” issues. Plus, these coins were given a Type-1 pedigree to note that they bear the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle Reverse design.
Flawless High-Grade Emergency Production Silver Eagles
In addition, every bullion Silver Eagle available in this offer has been graded by NGC as being in flawless Mint State-70 (MS70) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded coins have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. Plus, NGC has certified that these Silver Eagles are First Day of Issue (FDI) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled First Day of Issue is only a fraction of the total mintage. Each will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a black display core and an exclusive Heraldic Eagle label.
Signed by U.S. Mint Coin Legends!
What makes this Silver Eagle opportunity even more spectacular is that we’ve assembled a three-piece set of match-graded Silver Eagles with one signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint; one signed by Elizabeth Jones, the Mint’s 11th Chief Engraver; and one signed by Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint. Each coin will be sonically sealed in its own acrylic case that includes a unique black display core along with the exclusive labels signed by Mercanti, Jones and Moy. The Mercanti and Jones holders will include exclusive American Eagle labels and the Moy holder will have a blue NGC label.
The Philadelphia Mint struck 495,000 Emergency Production Silver Eagles, that’s a miniscule amount compared to the bullion American Silver Eagles that are struck annually by the West Point Mint. This 2021(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production coin will be a key collectible within any Silver Eagle collection. Order this set today and make sure these coins are part of yours!
- EMERGENCY SILVER EAGLES STRUCK AT PHILADELPHIA MINT – The West Point Mint typically strikes bullion Silver Eagles. Due to continued production slow-downs brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, however, Mint officials have tasked the Philadelphia Mint to strike bullion 2021-dated Silver Eagles to keep up with collector demand.
- WEINMAN'S CLASSIC WALKING LIBERTY . . . – Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty design first made its debut on the 1916 half dollar, lasting three decades before bowing out in 1947. In 1986, this iconic image was reborn for the Silver Eagle with her exquisitely detailed beauty remaining on the coin ever since.
- . . . PAIRED FOR THE FINAL TIME WITH JOHN MERCANTI’S HERALDIC EAGLE! – The stoic and symbolic Heraldic Eagle on the coins’ reverse was created by designer John Mercanti — the most prolific coin and medal designer in United States Mint history! This will be the LAST time the U.S. Mint will use this design and will replace it with a new reverse later in 2021.
- CRAFTED IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each American Silver Eagle is struck in one ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 40.6 mm in diameter.
- UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – Silver Eagles are one dollar legal tender in the United States.
- PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – These 2021(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect Mint State-70 (MS70) condition.
- TYPE 1 DESIGNATION – These coins were given the Type-1 pedigree to note that they bear the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle Reverse design.
- SPECIAL EMERGENCY DESIGNATIONS – These coins will be sonically sealed in acrylic holders with black display cores with labels that identify them as “Struck at Philadelphia Mint” and “Emergency Production” issues.
- KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that these Silver Eagles are First Day of Issue (FDI) coins, independent authentication that your coins were released by the mint during the premier day of the series’ issue.
- SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED – Each coin comes with a label signed a giant in the coin industry. One was signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint; one was signed by Elizabeth Jones, the Mint’s 11th Chief Engraver; and one was signed by Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint!
- LIMITED EDITION EMERGENCY EDITION – The Philadelphia Mint struck just 495,000 of these Emergency Production 2021 Silver Eagles during this unprecedented effort.
Don’t miss your chance to get a three-piece set of exclusively signed limited-edition Emergency Production Silver Eagles Struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to secure low-mintage, key-date Silver Eagles from a historic moment in time.