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For more than three decades American Eagle Silver Dollars have been the most collected coins in the world. In 2021 these iconic coins are getting a face lift. The U.S. Mint has announced that next year, the reverse of the Silver Eagle will be replaced with a brand-new design. Firsts and lasts are important parts of any collection, and these last year of design coins are sure to become a key date in the series.
Individually Hand Signed Coins by Michael Castle – Genuine Signatures!
An area of coin collecting that is seeing surging demand and rising prices are certified coins with special designations on their holders. Coins with special designated labels are being accumulated by collectors who seek exclusivity and the prestige of owning the finest coins possible.
“Mike Castle has done more than any other person in the last 25 years to shape United States coins,” says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of NGC.
These final year of design American Eagle Silver Dollars have been certified in perfect MS70 condition by NGC. The coins are also certified as First Day of Issue, the most coveted designation by collectors. The inserts have been hand signed by The Honorable Michael Castle, a two-term Governor of Delaware and near twenty-year member of the US House of Representatives. Castle is directly responsible for some of the most important and popular modern US coins.
While in Congress, he wrote and/or sponsored the bills that created the American Buffalo Gold coins, Platinum Eagles, 50 State Quarters Program, the Presidential Dollar Series, the America the Beautiful Quarters Program and a number of modern commemoratives including the 2006 silver dollars that honored Benjamin Franklin, an ancestor of Castle’s.
The impact of the 50 State Quarters in particular can hardly be overstated. It is estimated that 150 million Americans—half of the country’s population at the time—became casual coin collectors as a result of this series. Many would become more serious modern coin collectors, which had a transformative effect on the hobby and propelled coin collecting into the $4 billion a year juggernaut that it is today.
Castle is even more proud of the 50 State Quarters’ financial success. The 50 State Quarters Program netted nearly $7 billion in profit for the US government, an astonishing amount raised without levying any taxes. The 50 State Quarters series started in 1999 with Delaware, the first state admitted into the Union and Castle’s home state. By the time the Delaware Quarter was released, however, Castle had already begun to leave his mark on US coinage. The first numismatic legislation that Castle sponsored was the Commemorative Coin Authorization and Reform Act of 1995, which created the American Platinum Eagle bullion coin. A year later, Castle drafted the legislation that limited the number of new commemorative coin subjects to two per year. This limit, designed to focus the series and build collector interest, continues to shape the modern US commemorative coin series.
In his last piece of numismatic legislation, Castle created the America the Beautiful Quarters Program to begin after the conclusion of the 50 State Quarters Program. Significantly, this act called for the creation of a five ounce silver bullion coin, the largest silver coin ever created by the US Mint.
With a legacy that extends to circulating coins, bullion coins, commemorative coins and numismatic issues, Mike Castle truly is the Coinage Congressman. “I am excited to continue my involvement in coins and the collecting community with NGC,” said Castle. “This innovative program is yet another way for new people to be introduced to this great hobby.” Mike Castle individually hand-signed NGC certification labels add a unique, personal touch to coins from a distinguished statesman and a coin hobby supporter.