Why order this Proof 2016-W American Silver Eagle?
This American Silver 2016-W Proof Eagle was struck at the West Point Mint, as evidenced by the "W" Mint mark on the reverse. It was struck from .9167 fine silver and would make a great addition to any collection of American coins. Serious collectors will also appreciate the Mercanti signed label.
Patriotic Design by Adolph Weinman
The obverse of Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty half dollar was used on this Proof Silver Eagle. The American flag is draped over Liberty as she carries branches of laurel and oak. She extends her right hand in front of her, above the rays of the rising sun. On her head is a Phrygian cap, a symbol of freedom from slavery.
The reverse design is John Mercanti's adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. At the top, the original states are represented by thirteen stars. Below, an eagle guards a union shield. It grasps arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other.
Perfect Proof 70 Ultra Cameo First Day of Issue with Mercanti Signed label
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) graders found that this coin was struck perfectly and has no subsequent damage, so they awarded it their highest grade, Proof 70. They printed that grade, as well as this coin's Ultra Cameo and First Day of Issue certifications, on a label signed by John Mercanti.
Add this Proof Silver 2016-W American Eagle to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
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