First introduced in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become the world’s most collected coin. The Silver Eagle features one of America’s most important numismatic achievements on its obverse design: Adolph Alexander Alexander Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty, depicting Lady Liberty, enveloped full-stride by a flowing American flag. In her left hand you can see branches of laurel and oak in remarkable detail, now more apparent than ever before thanks to technological advancements in design and minting process.
Until July 2021, the reverse design of the Silver Eagle featured another iconic American numismatic work: John Mercanti’s famous Heraldic Eagle. Mercanti, perhaps the most prolific coin designer ever, served as the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 2006 to 2011. The Heraldic Eagle is certainly Mercanti’s most famous design; however, he is credited with a remarkable 100 coin designs worldwide!
In 2021, the U.S. Mint retired John Mercanti's original design which was featured on all Silver American Eagles from 1986 to 2021. Big shoes to fill indeed, but collectors were not disappointed! The new Silver Eagle reverse, known as Eagle Landing, incorporated the work of designer Emily Damstra and engraver Michael Gaudioso.
This two-coin set features one NGC and one PCGS-certified 2022 Proof Silver Eagle. Each coin is:
This exquisite mirror-finished 2022 Proof Silver Eagle is struck in .999 fine silver and features the ‘W’ mintmark, indicating it was struck at the West Point Mint in West Point, NY. This Silver Eagle also features reeded edge variation for additional security, first introduced in 2021.
One coin has been certified First Day of Issue by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and graded a flawless strike PR70 in Deep Cameo. It comes slabbed with the First Day of Issue Flag label. The First Day of Issue is pedigree indicates that this coin was purchased from the Mint on the first day of sale and submitted sealed and unopened to PCGS within 24 hours.
The other coin has been certified First Day of Issue (FDI) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and graded a flawless-strike PF70 Ultra Cameo. The First Day of Issue is pedigree indicates that this coin was purchased from the Mint on the first day of sale and submitted sealed and unopened to NGC within 24 hours. This coin is slabbed with the popular 1st label.
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Grade||PF70 UCAM, PR70 DCAM|
|Mintmark||W - West Point|
|Label||First Day of Issue 1st Label, First Year of Issue Flag Label|
|Pedigree||First Day of Issue|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|