American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, 3rd edition
The hugely popular American Silver Eagle coin is collected by numismatists, stockpiled by investors, and treasured by silver buyers throughout the United States and around the world. Now, no less an expert than John M. Mercanti—the designer of the coin’s reverse—shares his unique insight and perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana.
To create this book, Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint, starting in 1974 as a sculptor-engraver and culminating with his 2006 appointment as the Mint’s 12th chief engraver (supervisor of design and master tooling development specialist).
American Silver Eagles brings together diverse elements—technical and artistic, historical and current, market-driven and hobbyist—and is a valuable addition to any collector’s or investor’s bookshelf.
The 3rd edition is expanded to include new information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and sets of 2013, 2014, and 2015. Additional research and more photographs expand the coverage of earlier issues, as well. Certified coin populations are updated, as are the valuations seen in today’s sometimes volatile marketplace.
176 pages, hardcover, richly illustrated in full color.