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, you can get one of these limited coins along with a regular-production 2020-W Silver Eagle struck at the West Point Set in this special 2020 American Silver Eagle Two-Piece Set!
We also sent the coins to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), where the coins struck in Philadelphia were certified, graded and pedigreed as being “Struck at Philadelphia Mint” and “Emergency Production” issues. In addition, every Silver Eagle available in this offer has been graded by NGC as being in near-perfect Mint State-69 (MS69) condition, a distinction that means these almost-flawless coins showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections — well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series. Plus, each will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a special NGC brown label.
These 2020(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production coins will be key additions to any Silver Eagle collection. Make sure one’s part of yours — order yours today and pair it with a matching-grade regular-issue 2020-W Eagle with this 2020 American Silver Eagle Two-Piece Set!
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.
NEAR-PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020(P) & 2020-W Silver Eagles have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in near-perfect Mint State-69 (MS69) condition. Both will come sonically sealed in acrylic holders with special brown NGC labels.
SPECIAL EMERGENCY DESIGNATIONS – The labels encapsulated with the coins struck in Philadelphia will have the added designations of “Struck at Philadelphia Mint” and “Emergency Production” designations.
LIMITED EDITION EMERGENCY EDITION – Only 240,000 Silver Eagles were produced at the Philadelphia Mint in this emergency production effort.
Don’t miss your chance to get a limited-edition Emergency Production Silver Eagle Struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to secure one of the lowest mintage Silver Eagles ever struck.