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2017-W 1 oz Silver American Eagle $1 Coin PCGS MS 70 First Strike (West Point)
The American Silver Eagle is the official bullion of United States of America. 2017 celebrates the 31st Anniversary mintage of the internationally praised Silver American Eagle Series. These coins have one the most popular designs in American coinage, showing the beauty and excellent bullion quality. Each coin is produced from 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver. Firstly released in 1986, this series has gained popularity over the decades.
One of the reasons the American Silver Eagle is the most popular silver bullion coin in the world, is the fact that it features the classic American design created over a century ago. This is Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty design that pictures Lady Liberty in stride, with the sun rising in the distance. The reverse displays a design created by John Mercanti, a United States Mint engraver featuring a heraldic bald eagle with a banner in its beak. Above its head, there are 13 stars arranged in a triangular pattern. This coin design originally appeared on the half dollar.
This coin was graded as a perfect Mint State 70 by the trusted and well-known grading company PCGS. This means it has not flaws or blemishes visible under 5x magnification. It also a First Strike coin, meaning it has been verified that it was sent to PCGS within 30 days of its issue.
PCGS and NGC can now identify 2014-2017 Silver American Eagles with their Mint location. During those years, the production of Silver American Eagles traditionally took place at the West Point Mint facility, which is also home to a strategic bullion depository. However, facing a record demand for American Eagles, the U.S. Mint decided to use their San Francisco facility in 2011 and Philadelphia facility in 2015. Despite their location of origin, the mintmark on all American Silver Eagles was omitted.
The coins struck at Philadelphia facility were sealed in monster boxes that said “West Point Mint,” making it difficult to identify where those coins were actually produced. Previously unknown Philadelphia Silver American Eagles became one of the biggest surprises for the numismatic world and the lowest mintage in the 31-year history of the American Eagles. They were identified through their 5 digit serial numbers on the box that began with the #1.
The details about the mintage facility were not released to the public until 2017. For that reason, the Mint location could only be known with the information on their 500-coin packaging boxes, commonly called “monster boxes”. Thus PCGS and NGC were able to apply the appropriate mint mark to their labels.
The method used by NGC and PCGS is as follows:
2015 Philadelphia Mint boxes (79,640 pieces only) have a five digit serial number starting with the number 1. Important: Do not confuse this with boxes that have the "WP" prefix, which are struck at the West Point Mint.
2017 West Point Mint boxes have a six digit serial number starting with the numbers 1, 2 and 3, or a five digit serial number starting with the prefix WP.
2017 San Francisco Mint boxes have a six digit serial number starting with the number 4.
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) subsumes these coins with a mintmark and the facility name, for example, a coin struck at the San Francisco Mint in 2017 will be described as a “2017 (S) EAGLES S1”. This title comes with NGC designations and other special labels. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) provide the mint attribution by using “S” for San Francisco, “P” for Philadelphia, “W” for West Point, e.g. 2017-(W) and their original labels.
Bullion Exchanges is delighted to offer our customers the entire collection of PCGS/NGC graded Silver American Eagles with the mint locations revealed.
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