2021-P NGC MS70 American Silver Eagle Heraldic T-1 Emergency Production (ER) Hand Signed by John Mercanti 12th Chief Engraver

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Why are Hand-Signed Labels sought after by sophisticated collectors?  Over time, there has been much interest in the autographs of famous figures in the coin world.  Passionate coin collectors take great pleasure in the “hunt” for their treasured autograph signed labels. It is no surprise that certified coin labels quickly became the favorites of coin collectors from all over the world.  Of all the autographs in the numismatic world, collectors find John Mercanti signed coins to be the most desirable. 

John Mercanti

In 1974, John Mercanti began his work at the US Mint as an assistant sculptor and engraver. In 1985, an open competition was held by the Commission of the Fine Arts to choose who would design the reverse side of the soon-to-be-released American Silver EaglesJohn Mercanti won the contest and designed the beloved Heraldic Eagle found on the reverse side of the coveted American Silver Eagle.  

Mercanti was appointed as the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver and became the most famous US coin engraver ever. It is no wonder why his autograph is the most desirable one to collect. A Mercanti signed label increases the value of the coin substantially. While Mercanti lent his signature to both PCGS and NGC grading services. he signed an agreement so that his signature would be exclusively NGC.

Why Collect/Invest in American Eagles?

Each coin is a work of art in its grace and beauty. The American Silver Eagle bullion coins may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments. These silver dollars are a great investment as collectors flock to this rare coin.

Why are Hand-Signed Labels sought after by sophisticated collectors?  Over time, there has been much interest in the autographs of famous figures in the coin world.  Passionate coin collectors take great pleasure in the “hunt” for their treasured autograph signed labels. It is no surprise that certified coin labels quickly became the favorites of coin collectors from all over the world.  Of all the autographs in the numismatic world, collectors find John Mercanti signed coins to be the most desirable. 

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)

NGC has certified over 47 million coins.  They offer NGC certification which consists of authentication, grading, attribution, and encapsulation in plastic holders. As a member of the Certified Collectibles Group, NGC is the official grading service for American Numismatic Association since 1995. Each year, the NGC Census reports information about the coin issues.  The NGC certification by grade helps to determine the value of each coin.

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