This is a SET of the FIRST TWO YEARS of the AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE PROGRAM! The COINS are the 1986, and the 1987 SILVER EAGLES, both Graded at MS 69, by the NGC, the Second Highest Grade Possible. The 1986, of course, is the FIRST COIN in the Series. This COIN (the Bullion Strike, or "Business" Strike)is RANKED #46, in 100 GREATEST U. MODERN COINS, by Schechter & Garrett.They called it, The Coin that started it all. Mercanti, the 12th CHIEF ENGRAVER of the U. , and the DESIGNER of the REVERSE IMAGE of this COIN, in his book, AMERICAN SILVER EAGLES; A Guide To The U. Bullion Coin Program, 2nd Ed.
2013, lists the CERTIFICATION STATISTICS for this COIN. In 2013, when the BOOK was published, there were ONLY 5,718 of these COINS, GRADED at MS-69! That is about 1/2 of the Number of PROOF 69's for that Year! The 1987 Coin, the Second of the Series, has a somewhat LARGER Number of COINS Graded at MS-69, for the Year that it was Issued.
In Mercanti's Book, the CERTIFICATION STATISTICS for that Year's Coins, in the "BUSINESS" or "BULLION" STRIKE, at the MS 69 GRADE are 6,530 COINS! This SET of the FIRST TWO COINS of the ENTIRE SERIES, "The Coin that started it all", and the next succeeding one, was somewhat difficult to acquire! They are from my PRIVATE COLLECTION!
I apologize for their poor quality! The Coins, being housed in "The Slab", GUARANTEES their QUALITY! This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "rubycoins2001dad7" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.