1986 was the inaugural year for the Silver American Eagle, the world's #1 collected silver coin. John Mercanti's Heraldic Eagle reverse design paired with Adolph Weinman's Standing Liberty obverse design create a historic collector favorite. John Mercanti is an exclusive signer for NGC, and his signature adds even more value to the coins he designed and engraved.
Mercanti designed/engraved more than 100 modern U.S. coins and medals during his time as the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint.
NGC has certified this inaugural year issue as MS69 condition, and the label bears John Mercanti's hand signature. For the price, there might not be a better value anywhere in the marketplace right now. Take advantage and secure a few of these today before they are gone!
|Year of Issue||1986|
|Strike Type||Mint State, Type 1|
|Mintmark||(S) - San Francisco (implied)|
|Label||John Mercanti Signature, Mercanti Flag Label|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|