From 1986 to 2020 — a span of 35 years — America’s Silver Eagle bore the design of Walking Liberty on the obverse and an Eagle on the reverse, hence the coin’s name. But beginning in 2021, a different eagle design will be used, bringing an end to an era of unparalleled beauty. The new design, a single eagle coming in for a landing, replaces John Mercanti’s beloved design that showcases a heraldic eagle with a shield across its breast.
To mark this incredible event in numismatic history, we’ve put together a first and last set of Silver Eagles—a first ever Silver Eagle released in 1986 and the 2020 edition, the final release in the series to feature Mercanti’s design. Each coin comes certified and graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition and have been encapsulated together in a special two-coin acrylic holder.
And to really put the icing on the cake of this spectacular offer, the holder contains an exclusive label personally signed by John Mercanti! The U.S. Mint’s now-retired 12th Chief Engraver, Mercanti is an undisputed giant in the numismatic world, a creative genius who has produced more coin and medal designs than any person in U.S. Mint history!
The Silver American Eagle was authorized by Congress in the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. This legislation was conceived and enacted to provide silver enthusiasts with a safe and simple means of purchasing precious metals. First struck in 1986, it has gone on to become one of the world’s most popular coins. Each year the U.S Mint’s annual release of the Silver Eagle is highly anticipated as people scramble to get their share. And with 2020 marking the end of an era, the time to get this special 1986–2020 Silver Eagle Two-Piece Set and its Mercanti Signature is now! Click it to your cart today!
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 WITH JOHN MERCANTI’S HERALDIC EAGLE! – This coin’s stoic and symbolic heraldic eagle was created by designer John Mercanti – the most prolific coin and medal designer in United States Mint history!
FIRST AND LAST SILVER EAGLE SET – This two-piece set includes the first-year-of-issue 1986 Silver and the final-year-of-design 2020 Silver Eagle.
EXPERTLY STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – The craftspeople of the U.S. Mint are known around the world for their skill and attention to detail. It's this talent that transforms each one-ounce planchet of 99.9% fine silver into a beautiful piece of numismatic art.
U.S. LEGAL TENDER – Silver Eagle bullion coin are one dollar United States of America legal tender, as seen on the coin’s reverse.
GEM BU CONDITION – Each coin in your 1986–2020 Silver Eagle Two-Piece has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
SIGNED BY A COIN LEGEND – Both coins in this set have been encapsulated in a two-coin acrylic holder that includes an exclusive label personally signed by John Mercanti, the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver!
Silver Eagles like these are perennial favorites, usually flying out of our vaults as soon as they arrive! Whether you're new to the series, a diehard collector or a silver stacker looking to add to your reserve, this is your chance to secure a first-and-last type set for your very own. Don't wait — order yours today!
Update 06/22/2021: Security Features Revealed and Obverse Updates
Both the 2021 Type-2 American Silver Eagle Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof coins featuring the new reverse design created by Emily Damsta will include the reeded gap enhanced security feature. As an anti-counterfeiting measure, within the reeded gap edge, there are very small spaces. Whether for future releases, the size or position…