Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated, revised third edition of American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, by John M. Mercanti. The 176-page hardcover book is available online (including at www.Whitman.com) and from book stores and hobby shops nationwide. It retails for $29.95. Because Whitman is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association, ANA members receive a 10% discount off all direct purchases.
With more than 400 million coins sold since 1986, the American Silver Eagle is the most popular bullion program in the history of the United States. The coins are collected by numismatists, stockpiled by investors, and treasured by silver buyers nationwide and around the world. Author John Mercanti is famous as the 12th chief engraver of the United States Mint and the designer of the American Silver Eagle’s reverse. He shares his unique insight on the coins and behind-the-scenes perspective on his long career at the Mint.
In the award-winning book’s third edition the story of the American Silver Eagle is expanded to include new information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and sets of 2014 and 2015. Certified coin populations and market values are updated, as are the latest mintage figures from Mint headquarters. The historical commentary has been expanded with reporting by numismatist Steve Roach. A check list and record file for collectors is an added feature. And the catalog of John Mercanti’s numismatic works has been expanded with 60% larger photographs and more illustrations.
These additions and updates, building on the solid foundation of the first and second editions, make American Silver Eagles, third edition, a valuable reference for every collector’s and investor’s library.
American Silver Eagles was the first in a trilogy of books on the U.S. Mint’s bullion coin programs. The second is American Gold and Platinum Eagles (Edmund C. Moy), and the third is American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date (Dennis Tucker). All are available online and in book stores.