In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a law authorizing the issuance of a new $1 bullion coin that was the biggest, heaviest, purest dollar coin ever minted by the U.S. Government. Twenty-five years later, the U.S. Government released its own commemoration to the 25th Anniversary of the Silver Eagle Dollar – and it sold out in under five hours! Now you can acquire your own copy of this magnificent coin recreated as a privately minted Giant Silver Eagle Tribute Proof to mark 25 years of America’s biggest, heaviest and purest Silver Dollar. But this massive, non-monetary 63 millimeter (~2-1/2”) diameter proof from National Collector’s Mint dwarfs every silver dollar ever issued by the U.S. Government! Plus, it’s clad in 180 mg. of .999 Pure Silver.
The obverse uses Adolph Weinman’s magnificent “Walking Liberty” design with the double-date 1986-2011, replicating the desired “W” (West Point) mintmark. On the reverse John M. Mercanti's design of an heraldic eagle with 13 stars – one for each of the colonies – is hallmarked with its precious silver content. After much preparation of the dies and the blanks, each extraordinary commemorative is double struck to create the high-frosted relief on a mirror-like background. This takes a combination of subtle artistry and technical skill that makes this numismatic masterpiece worth much more than just its silver content.
Each one conforms to these specifications:
Diameter: 2-1/2 inches
Circumference: 7-3/4 inches
Weight: 4 ozs avdp
Silver Weight: 180 mg
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