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Why add the 2016 1 oz. American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 First Releases (Mercanti Signed Label) to your collection?
This 2016 1 oz. American Silver Eagle has been graded MS69 by industry leader, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This coin also features the sought after First Releases label. Through an exclusive arrangement with NGC, it also features a hand signature from retired US Mint engraver John Mercanti, designer of the reverse of the coin.
First introduced in 1986, this annual program is widely anticipated by bullion stackers and numismatists. This year’s release is the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle program. Each coin contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver and is backed by the US Government.
Adolph Weinman’s design of Walking Liberty Half Dollar inspired the face of the ASE and is one of the most collected designs in American coinage. It features the goddess Liberty, oak and laurel branches in hand, basking in the dawn of a new day.
The reverse was designed by sculptor John Mercanti the now retired 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint. No stranger to Numismatics, Mr. Mercanti has remained active in the field since his retirement. The bald eagle is depicted with shield and clutching arrows and the olive branch of Peace.
To qualify as First Releases, all coins must be received by NGC within 30 days of release. Adding to the exclusive nature of this special label designation, is the signature of John Mercanti.
Coins of this high caliber, First Releases pedigree with the authentic hand signature of Mr. Mercanti will be in high demand, order yours while supplies last.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|