To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle series, the U.S. Mint released new reverse designs for the silver and gold eagles and the transition between the classic and new designs was commemorated in a striking ceremony at the West Point Mint. During this ceremony, then-Director of the Mint David Ryder personally operated the presses to produce the final 500 coins each of the classic gold and silver 1 ounce coins and the first 500 coins each of the new gold and silver 1 ounce coins.
These historic American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn coins will be offered exclusively by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on September 1, 2022 as part of their Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Certified with custom labels by the leading grading services PCGS and NGC, they will be presented individually as well as in special four-coin and two-coin sets that pair the first coins struck of the new designs with the final coins struck of the classic design.
This partnership represents the very first time the United States Mint has selected a third-party auctioneer to present a special coin release to collectors, and Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to have been chosen for this inaugural offering. In recognition of this historic event, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will also waive the Buyer’s Premium on these 35th Anniversary coins, meaning that the highest bid on each lot (the hammer price) will be the final amount paid by the winning bidder, excluding any applicable sales tax and shipping fees.
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