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Why purchase this 2020-(S) Emergency Production 1 oz Silver American Eagle Struck at the San Francisco Mint?
The COVID-19 pandemic caused delays for the United States Mint in 2020. In recent years, bullion Silver Eagles have been traditionally struck at the West Point Mint, however in 2020, the U.S. Mint had to supplement production elsewhere. This 2020-(S) piece was part of an authorized production run of bullion Silver Eagles at the San Francisco Mint. That makes it a historic keepsake for this unique year.
Striking Designs by Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti
Obverse: The morning sun emerges from beyond the horizon as Liberty, draped in the American flag, carries laurel and oak branches, which represent civilian and military honors. The design, which was created by Adolph Weinman, is known as Walking Liberty and first appeared on the half dollar. Inscriptions on the obverse read, "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "2020." Adolph Weinman was among the most important contributors to America's numismatic renaissance of the early 20th century. His best know contributions were the Mercury dime and the Walking Liberty half dollar. Weinman also sculpted numerous pieces that remain on display in several American cities.
Reverse: John Mercanti created the reverse design specifically for this series. Modeled off of the Great Seal of the United States, it consists of an eagle protecting a union shield under 13 5-pointed stars, which represent the original states. Inscriptions along the rim that combine to encircle the image read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." John Mercanti is the most prolific designer of coins and medals in the history of the US Mint. He spent nearly four decades with the institution, including time as its twelfth Chief Engraver.
Virtually Flawless MS69 FR with Exclusive Eagle Label
This coin's grading information, including its Emergency Production pedigree, comes on a label that bears an image of an eagle. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 69, which indicates that it appears perfect to the unaided eye. NGC also designated the piece First Releases, which means that it was submitted for grading no more than 30 days after its initial release from the mint.
Don't miss your chance to own this Emergency Production 2020-(S) San Francisco Mint 1 oz Silver American Eagle.
This 2020-(S) 1 oz American Silver Eagle Struck at San Francisco Mint Emergency Production NGC MS69 FR 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 Releases|
|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|
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