First of all, I apologize for the photo quality. This coin is the last of three I have been keeping in a safe box at the bank, and it's an ordeal to drive to get it again to take photos then drive it back to return it.
I blacked out the certification number in these photos because I'm not certain if the one remaining coin is this cert or a different one. As of 2/13/19, the following populations exist for MS 70 graded 2015 (P) eagles (per grading services web sites). NGC: only 103 MS 70 out of a total of only 2503 coins graded. PCGS: only 235 MS 70 out of a total of only 2408 coins graded.
ANACS: virtually impossible to tell from their website - I have a pending inquiry with ANACS now. Bottom line is that this coin may well end up being in the same category as the 1995-W proof eagle, which came from a then-very expensive proof set of gold coins where the ASE was a "throw away" add-in. NGC & PCGS graded examples demand the highest prices now (and will in the future), but the ANACS graded coins are equally as scarce and will continue to appreciate just like their NGC & PCGS counterparts. Although NGC will only accept PCGS graded coins for potential crossovers to their labels, I believe PCGS will accept ANACS graded coins for crossover candidates. This coin might well be worth that relatively small expense to find out.Very rare due to non-disclosure by US Mint officials until a FOIA was filed by Coin World. Below is the Paul Gilkes Coin World article from March 2017 which outlines what happened. Nearly 17 million American Eagle silver bullion coins were struck dated 2014 through 2017 at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints, augmenting the West Point Mints output of nearly 108 million coins in that time period.
Details of the production were obtained by Coin World through a Freedom of Information Act. Officials initially balked at releasing the information.The West Point Mint is the primary location for bullion coin production, but the other two facilities are brought into service for ancillary production of the American Eagle silver bullion coins when demand requires. The bulk of production at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints occurred during transitions to new calendar years, as the three facilities cooperated to ensure a. Learned that multiple facilities had struck the 2017 American Eagle silver bullion coins, it requested specific. Broken down by Mint facility, from U. When the Mint refused to provide the requested information.
Filed a FOIA request on Feb. FOIA gives the public, including news media, the right to access information from the federal government that may have been withheld improperly. FOIA request sought a breakdown by Mint of American Eagle silver bullion coin production dated 2014 through 2017. The production breakdown the U. Mint supplied in its March 20 FOIA response letter, by date and by facility, from 2014 to 2017, follows.West Point Mint: 2014 23,450,000 coins; 2015 46,920,500 coins; 2016 31,900,000 coins; 2017 5,425,000 coinsas of the March 20 mailing of the FOIA response letter from the U. Philadelphia Mint: 2014 0 coins; 2015 79,640 coins; 2016 1,151,500 coins; 2017 1,000,000 coins. San Francisco Mint: 2014 7,025,000 coins; 2015 0 coins; 2016 4,650,000 coins; 2017 3,000,000 coins. All of the American Eagle silver bullion coins are without Mint marks and, in theory, should be indistinguishable from each other. However, that has not stopped the marketplace from attempting to identify a particular coins Mint facility of origin.
One firms speculation in this area prompted the questions that the Mint answered in response to Coin Worlds FOIA filing. While grading and encapsulating 2017 American Eagle silver bullion coins in January, officials at NGC. Noted a pattern in the serial numbers on 500-coin boxes of tubed coins that suggested the possibility of more than one Mint facility being responsible for the production. NGC officials also speculated that variations in the quality of coins also reflected which facility produced the coins. In reaction to NGCs observations, Coin World asked the Mint, not only whether production had occurred at more than one facility, but also for an explanation of the serial numbers on the boxes.The Mints decision to not provide answers to our questions prompted the Feb. NGCs speculation on the box numbering system was confirmed by the March 20 written response from the U. All 500-coin boxes from the West Point Mint were marked with various six-digit numbers starting with 1, 2 or 3. The numbering system for coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint followed two standards: For 2015 bullion coins, box serial numbers were various five-digit numbers starting with 1. For 2016 and 2017 bullion, the box serial numbers were six-digit numbers starting with 5.
For 2014 American Eagle silver bullion coins struck at the San Francisco Mint, red banding was used on the boxes to differentiate where they were produced. For 2016 and 2017 coins, the serial numbers marked on each box were various six-digit numbers starting with 4. Until fairly recently, the U.
Mint used either bands color-coded for each facility or, for coins from the West Point Mint, bands bearing the facilitys name. During the last 12 months, the U. Mint switched to using generic straps to secure the lids on the 500-coin boxes without differentiating the origin of the coins, other than by the serial number system. The item "2015 (P) $1 American Silver Eagle ANACS MS 70 Struck At The Philadelphia Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, February 13, 2019.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "pvz80" and is located in Suwanee, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.