Why purchase this Pride of Two Nations 2019 United States and Canada 1 oz Silver Eagle & Maple Leaf 2-Coin Set?
Now sold out at the Mint! The U.S Mint and Royal Canadian Mint have collaborated on a set for the first time ever, presenting collectors with a truly unique treat. Both of the coins in this set are firsts as well. Struck from .999 fine silver, the Silver Eagle features the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. It is the first ever Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle. The .9999 fine Silver Maple Leaf is the first ever Modified Proof version of the coin ever struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The set is one of just 110,000 of its kind.
Classic Maple Leaf Design
Both coins in this set feature their traditional designs, though the Maple Leaf includes a couple of additional unique features. Its obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s portrait of reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She does not have a crown or tiara, but she is wearing earrings and a necklace. “ELIZABETH II” is inscribed above the image, while “5 DOLLARS” and “2019” are included below it. On the reverse is a single maple leaf between inscriptions of the coin’s purity, “9999.” “CANADA” and “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” are inscribed along the rim. Both faces of the coin feature striped backgrounds and rim patterns of maple leafs and stars.
Liberty carries laurel and oak branches on the obverse in Adolph Weinman’s famous Walking Liberty design. The branches represent civilian and military honors respectively. To the left, the morning sun rises from beyond the horizon. On the reverse is John Mercanti’s adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle guards a union shield beneath an arrangement of thirteen stars, one for each of the original states.
Impeccable PF70 ER with Pride of Two Nations Labels
Both of the coins in this set earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation’s (NGC’s) highest grade, Proof 70. Only coins that appear perfect under 5x magnification receive that grade. They were also certified Early Releases, which means that they were submitted for grading within 30 days of their release from the mint. Grading information comes provided on labels that celebrate the Pride of Two Nations Set.