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 Philadelphia Mint Comes To The Rescue
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.
Unique Weakly Struck Error Coins
Adding to the uniqueness of the coins available here is the fact that they were all certified by NGC as being “Weakly Struck” error varieties. This error is caused by a weak strike during the minting process, either caused by inadequate ram pressure or insufficient die approximation. The weak strike is very noticeable on both the obverse and reverse.
Nearly Flawless Coins From Among The First Issued
In addition, every bullion Silver Eagle available in this offer has been graded by NGC as being in flawless Mint State-69 (MS69) 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.
Signed By A Coin Legend
As a final addition to this amazing opportunity, the labels encapsulated with these Silver Eagles have been personally signed by the legendary John M. Mercanti, 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!
This 2020(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production coin will be a key collectible within any Silver Eagle collection. Order yours today and make sure it’s part of yours!