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Why purchase this San Francisco Mint 2020-(S) American 1 oz Silver Eagle?
In 2020, the United States Mint authorized a production run of bullion American Silver Eagles at the San Francisco branch to help mitigate both increased customer demand for bullion coins and production delays that arose from the covid-19 pandemic. While this issue does not bear a mint mark, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this piece comes from the San Francisco Mint and that it qualifies for their Emergency Production pedigree.
Featuring Exquisite Designs by John Mercanti and Adolph Weinman
Obverse: The obverse features one of the most iconic images in America's numismatic history, Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty. Carrying branches in her left arm, an American flag-draped Liberty strides toward the left as the sun emerges from behind the horizon. Her name, "LIBERTY," is inscribed at the top of this face, while the date, "2020," and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," also appear on this face. Adolph Weinman contributed two of the most important pieces to America's numismatic renaissance of the early 20th century, the Walking Liberty half dollar and the Mercury dime. His work also included a number of sculptures, many of which are displayed in cities across the United States.
Reverse: The reverse features an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States by John Mercanti. Thirteen stars represent the original states at the top, while an eagle protects a union shield below. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR" are inscribed along the rim. John Mercanti was the twelfth U.S. Mint Chief Engraver. His stint in the post took up only part of his 37 years with the institution. Over that extended period, he designed more coins and medals than anyone else in its history.
Virtually Flawless MS69 FDI with Exclusive Eagle Label
Grading information for this coin is provided on an exclusive Eagle label. That information includes Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) second highest grade, Mint State 69, and First Day of Issue certification. MS69 means that a coin appears perfect to the naked eye, while the FDI designation is reserved exclusively for coins that appear perfect as seen under 5x magnification. The certification label also bears NGC's Emergency Production pedigree.
Add this 2020-(S) San Francisco Mint Emergency Production American 1 oz Silver Eagle to your collection today.
This 2020-(S) 1 oz American Silver Eagle Struck at San Francisco Mint Emergency Production NGC MS69 FDI Exclusive Eagle Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Eagle Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 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|