2020-P 1-oz $1 Silver Eagle “Struck at Philadelphia” – Emergency Production NGC MS69 First Day of Issue w/BLK Core & Mercanti Signature
Due to COVID, the United States Mint facility at West Point was forced to temporarily halt production. The news of the West Point Mint`s closure in 2020 from April 8-20 was met with concern across the coin collecting community. S. Branch Mint that typically strikes American Silver Eagle bullion coins, folks were justifiably worried. Instead, they shifted production of bullion Silver Eagles from West Point to Philadelphia for two weeks to meet the demand. The Philadelphia Mint struck these Silver Eagles over the course of two weeks making this limited striking the second lowest mintage of Silver Eagles ever struck! That`s because each Silver Eagle available in this offer comes fresh from box! S. Mint`s 12th Chief Engraver, Mercanti is a giant in the numismatic world, having produced more coin and medal designs than any person in U.S. This 2020(P) Silver Eagle Struck At Philadelphia Emergency Production coin will be a key collectible within any Silver Eagle collection.
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