Why “1986 S PCGS PF70 Ultra Cameo American Silver Eagle Hand Signed by John Mercanti” Coin:
“1986 S PCGS PF70 Ultra Cameo American Silver Eagle Hand Signed by John Mercanti” is certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service or the PCGS in terms of its attributes, grading, and authentication; graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo. This means it is a flawless piece and a fine addition to any collection, making it highly desirable and a smart long-term investment.
The 1986 S PCGS PF70 Ultra Cameo American Silver Eagle Hand Signed by John Mercanti coins are an ultra-rare luxury sought after by collectors due to their sheer beauty and the fact that they are the inaugural edition of the most popular coin ever minted by the US Mint. The year of minting, 1986 is a special year for the collectors, making the coins minted in this period highly valuable. The inaugural release of the Lady Liberty American Eagle created an overwhelming demand for this coveted 1986 since the US Mint sold out within weeks.
The Outlook Of The Coin:
The outlook of the coin is simply marvelous to behold. The black core really brings out the beauty and the craft that has been put into the coin. There aren’t many coins with this level of artistic beauty which makes it more of an art piece than a currency. All in all, it is a marvelous collectible item that is must to have for any coin collector who considers their collection to be complete and valuable.
Being released in 1986, it symbolizes that this coin was minted in the most valuable era of coin printing where John Mercanti’s rendering of a heralded eagle made its debut. Additionally, the coin was reviewed by PCGS and rated PF70 UCAM within one week of the release date of the coin.
The American silver eagle serves as the United States’ official silver bullion coin which has the face value of one dollar and contains one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. It signifies the most important development in the coin world of the US.
The coin hosts the last of the inaugural designs, the back of which is John Mercanti’s rendition of the Heraldic Eagle containing the following elements:
- A black core that makes the engravings more visible and highlights their beauty
- Thirteen stars above the eagle’s head representing the original thirteen colonies
- Shield in the middle of the eagle’s body
- In one talon, arrows and an olive branch in the other
- A banner held in the eagle’s beak that states “E PLURIBUS UNUM”
- Along the borders, it reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” at the top and “1 OZ FINE SILVER~ ONE DOLLAR” at the bottom
The front has a classical lady liberty design, designed by Adolph A. Weinman. The “PF70 UCAM” attests to the coin’s condition (which in this case is a perfect 70). What additionally makes it a unique and collectible piece is the fact that this is the first coin that was minted with John Mercanti’s design of the rendition of a heraldic eagle on the reverse of the silver eagle.
The eagle on the back symbolizes majesty, beauty, and freedom. A highly detailed and beautifully engraved design that makes the 1986 S PCGS PF70 Ultra Cameo American Silver Eagle Hand Signed by John Mercanti stand out from a thousand coins. The S in the name represents that the coin was minted in San Francisco.
About John Mercanti:
John Mercanti is America’s 12th chief engraver for coin minting and is known as the designer of the American Silver Eagle Reverse. The coins were primarily minted at the San Francisco Mint from 1986 to 1992. Then they were minted in Philadelphia from 1993 to 2000, and finally, in West Point where they are minted to date.
Working as an assistant sculptor and engraver for US Mint in 1974, John won a competition organized by the Commission of the Fine Arts to be chosen to design the reverse side of the American Silver Eagles.
The rare the status of a coin (along with features like hand-signed) the better price they can capture. The American Eagle is not only the most beloved, but also the official silver bullion coin of the United States minted on November 24, 1986. No American bullion collection is complete without this marvelous piece of art.
* The images are a true representation of the beauty of the coin that you will receive. Once in your hand, you’ll be able to truly cherish their artistic beauty.