The American Silver Eagle, the official silver bullion coin of the United States, is possibly the most widely collected coin in the world today. More than 530 million have been struck since 1986.
For years NGC has been at the forefront of American Silver Eagle certification and collecting. It has developed and promoted a number of innovative encapsulation options, including NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels. Among the people to sign labels for NGC is John Mercanti, who served as the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver and designed the reverse of the American Silver Eagle.
Other NGC programs for American Silver Eagles include its popular First Day of Issue, Early Releases and First Releases designations; NGC Color Cores; and NGC Custom Core designs. These special encapsulation options enhance the presentation of coins and appeal to a wide range of collectors.