It happened again! This summer, the U.S. Mint sold at auction yet another stash of 7,843 Silver Eagles, the existence of which had been unknown publicly.
In normal times, this trove of 2018 proof Silver Eagles would have been melted down under the Mint’s de-trashing protocols. But with demand rising to all-time highs, there was little reason to destroy.
Now it’s become one of the lowest population silver eagles in recent memory—another one of those remarkable little stories in the history of America’s mint and a tremendous opportunity for collectors.
This coin is certified by NGC in the exclusive West Point Hoard pedigree and hand-signed by designer John Mercanti in the popular U.S. Mint Engraver Series. Population limited to 500.
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Strike Type||Proof, Type 1|
|Mintmark||W - West Point|
|Label||John Mercanti Signature, U.S. Mint Engraver Series|
|Pedigree||West Point Mint Hoard|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|