Did the U.S. Government Lie to Us…
…about Silver Eagles, our national bullion coins? You be the judge. Back in 1986, the U.S. Government began issuing its very popular 1-oz .999 pure silver bullion coins. Of course, the initial mintings of these Silver eagles were met with a great deal of enthusiasm from both collectors and investors alike, and the quantity produced by the government doubled in just the second year of minting, 1987.
But there was a pivotal fact about the coins that went unquestioned – there was no mint mark on them. Why was it unquestioned? Because for many years coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint, also known as the “mother mint”, did not bear a mint mark. So, it wasn’t surprising that even leading coin reporting experts assumed that bullion Silver Eagles were initially struck at the Philadelphia Mint. But thanks to a government FOIA request fulfilled over 30 years later, we can confirm that NONE were struck there in 1986 and 1987 – all those bullion coins were actually struck by the revered SAN FRANCISCO MINT! San Francisco Mint coins have always been highly desired by collectors because of their fine detail, clarity, and luster.
Now you can claim your own piece of bullion coin history with the NGC Certified 1986 Bullion Silver Eagle, in a special full-color San Francisco Mint/Golden Gate Bridge holder. Each coin is guaranteed to be a first-year-of-issue 1986 striking in MS69 condition by one of the country’s premier certification services, NGC. Be the first of your friends to know the truth about Silver Eagles, and own a near perfect 1986 San Francisco coin. Reserve yours now!
Actual size is 40.6 mm