2017 W (2020) $1 Silver Eagle W.P. Mint Hoard PCGS PR70 DCAM Mercanti Signed Flag Label
Category: Silver Eagles
First issued in 1986 the American Silver Eagle has become far and away the most collected modern silver coin in the World! Each Silver Eagle is struck from 1oz of .999 fine silver. The obverse design features a modern rendition of Adolph A. Weinman's classic Lady Liberty and the reverse features a heraldic eagle with a shield. The reverse was designed by legendary coin designer and the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint John Mercanti!!
Early in June of 2020 a U.S. Mint audit discovered an unsold hoard of 2017 W $1 Proof Silver Eagles! A final count found that 151,447 West Point struck Proof Silver Eagles were in this hoard. Typically when a hoard like this is found by the mint the coins are simply melted and the packaging destroyed in a process that's called de-trashing. However, due to what appears to be a change in policy the U.S. mint has decided to auction these discovered coins to a very select group of dealers.
The significance of this event along with last year's West Point Mint Hoard discovery has not gone unnoticed by the major grading companies as both NGC & PCGS have created special designations for the Silver Eagles discovered in these hoards just as they did for the GSA Morgan's nearly 50 years ago! Now, due to our connections in the industry, we have been able to acquire a limited number of these 2017 W $1 Proof Silver Eagles from the 2020 West Point Mint Hoard! The Silver Eagles discovered in this hoard are sure to be sought after by collectors once this discovery is made public by the U.S. Mint.
This 2017 W $1 Proof Silver Eagle was discovered in the 2020 West Point Mint Hoard and has been certified a perfect PR70 DCAM by PCGS!! In addition the label has been hand signed by the 12th U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti! This exclusive PCGS pedigree has a population of ONLY 100!!