Since 1986, the hugely popular American Silver Eagle coin has been collected by numismatists, stockpiled by investors, and treasured by silver buyers throughout the United States and around the world. Now, no less an expert than John M. Mercanti�the designer of the coin's reverse�shares his unique insight and perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana. To create this book, Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint, starting in 1974 as a sculptor-engraver and culminating with his 2006 appointment as the Mint's 12th chief engraver. Explore these coins from every angle: technical and artistic, historical and current, market-driven and hobbyist. The third edition of American Silver Eagles is a valuable addition to every collector's and investor's bookshelf. Updated in the third edition: New information on the U.S. Mint's individual coins and multiple-coin sets of 2014 and 2015. Updated market values and certified-coin populations. Expanded historical commentary. The latest mintage figures from the U.S. Mint. A check list and record file for collectors. Larger photographs in the catalog of John Mercanti's numismatic works, with more illustrations. John M Mercanti. ISBN: 0794844073. Pub Date: 2/24/2016. Edition: 3rd. Binding: Hardcover. Size: 8.5x11. Pages: 176. Case: 12 .