Silver Eagles Join the Fight Against COVID-19
Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 that has affected millions of people around the world, terms like “shelter in place,” “social distancing” and “self-quarantine” have become common everyday phrases. The pandemic has touched almost everyone and even affected America’s money supply when the United States Mint was forced to temporarily shut down operations at its West Point Mint facility.
The news of the West Point Mint’s closure in 2020 from April 8-20 was met with concern across the coin collecting community and by silver stackers around the world because supplies of silver coins were already dwindling. And, since the West Point Mint is the U.S. Branch Mint that typically strikes American Silver Eagle bullion coins, folks were justifiably worried. But Mint officials didn’t throw in the towel. Instead, they shifted production of bullion Silver Eagles from West Point to Philadelphia for two weeks to meet the demand.
The Philadelphia Mint struck just 240,000 bullion Silver Eagles over the course of two weeks making this limited striking the second lowest mintage of Silver Eagles ever struck! 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.
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 will 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. They will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic coin holder with a special black display core.
As a final addition to this amazing opportunity, we’re making available a pair of coins: one with the identification label signed by John Mercanti and the other with the label signed by Elizabeth Jones. John M. Mercanti was the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver! A giant in the numismatic world, Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any person in U.S. Mint history — including the Heraldic Eagle design that appears on the reverse of this coin! Elizabeth Jones was the 11th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint! She’s still the only woman ever to serve as the Mint’s chief engraver. Jones was appointed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. She served from 1981 to 1990 and oversaw two of the Mint’s most popular coin programs: The Gold and Silver Eagles.
This 2020(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production Mercanti/Jones Signed Two-Piece Set will be a key collectible within any Silver Eagle collection. Order yours today and make sure it’s part of yours!
EMERGENCY SILVER EAGLES STRUCK AT PHILADELPHIA MINT – The West Point Mint typically strikes bullion Silver Eagles. Due to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, however, Mint officials temporarily shut down the West Point facility and shifted production of bullion Silver Eagles to the Philadelphia Mint.
SAME CLASSIC DESIGNS – The Silver Eagle showcases Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic design from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar that circulated from 1916 to 1947. The coin’s reverse features the Heraldic Eagle design created by John Mercanti, the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver and the most prolific coin & medal designer in U.S. Mint history.
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 – Your 2020(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.
SPECIAL EMERGENCY DESIGNATIONS – These coins will be sonically sealed in acrylic holders with black display cores and special labels that identifies 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 they were released by the mint during the premier day of the series' issue.
SIGNED BY A PAIR OF COIN LEGENDS – The labels encapsulated with these coins have been personally signed by a pair of coin legends. One label was signed by John Mercanti and the other was signed by Elizabeth Jones!
LIMITED EDITION EMERGENCY EDITION – Only 240,000 of these Silver Eagles were produced in this emergency production effort.
Don’t miss your chance to get these limited-edition Emergency Production Silver Eagles Struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to secure a pair of what is one of the lowest-mintage Silver Eagles ever struck.