Why should you purchase this High Relief Proof Silver Winged Liberty Commemorative certified by NGC as PF70?
This fine silver commemorative is an exclusive product of ModernCoinMart. Despite the fact that it bears the date 2016, the original design was created between 1905-1907 by Numismatic legend Augustus Saint-Gaudens! Augustus began the creation of this design as the obverse of a new Double Eagle upon the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt, being influenced by examples of ancient greek coinage he had seen, wanted to make U.S. Coinage beautiful again, and he commissioned Augustus with creating a fantastic new design. His original design was an image of a Winged Liberty, wearing an Indian headdress. While the wings and headdress were removed and the general layout was altered by the time the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was released into circulation in 1907, this original “Winged Liberty” design has been forever immortalized on this silver commemorative.
We had the Royal Mint strike this commemorative. Armed with over 1,000 years of experience, as well as the prestige of being the official Mint of Great Britain, they made sure this commemorative was struck with expert quality. You can rest assured in the purity and condition of the strike is excellent. The Proof High relief design also assures this coin as looking particularly stunning. Struck by the skill of the Royal Mint, this strike was completed with perfection, and the result? The gorgeous commemorative proof you see above!
We had this commemorative graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), experts in the field that have plenty of experience studying and grading new, and classic coins. These coins were closely examined and then were assigned the grade Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. This is the highest grade available for Proof coins, and it means that these are in flawless condition! As well, we have used a special label on NGC’s holders that has been signed by John Mercanti! Not only is he another legend in the numismatic industry, but he also helped with the production of this commemorative. Working with the National Park Foundation, who protect Augustus Saint-Gaudens home as a National Heritage site, we were able to use his original plaster for the design. It needed to be finished in order to be used for this commemorative however, and this work was completed by John Mercanti! This commemoraitve also comes in special licensed packaging of the National Park Foundation! This not only serves as a great way to hold your certified coin, but also is a great way to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service! Don’t miss this special commemorative that will be prized for years to come. Not only does it carry a design of Augustus Saint-Gaudens never seen before on any coin, but it was also engraved by John Mercanti - designer of the reverse on the American Silver Eagle! Don’t pass on this opportunity - place your order for a Proof 70 example today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.21 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
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Have you ever wondered how the High Relief 1907 Double Eagle would have looked like if the final product was made according to what Augustus Saint-Gaudens originally envisioned? The answer lies in the 2016 Winged Liberty Proofs; highly collectible, collector issue 1 oz. high relief proof gold and silver commemoratives. I cover these fascinating gold and silver pieces and more in this article.