The Silver American Eagle coin is an iconic release from the United States Mint that is available in bullion, proof, and burnished options. Occasionally, the Silver Eagle is altered after leaving the mint for issue as part of unique or commemorative collections. Such is the case with the Four Seasons “Moon Edition” Silver American Eagle Coin Set. Today, 2018 Silver American Eagle “Moon Edition” Four Seasons Coin Sets are available to you online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Ships to you in a commemorative Four Seasons display box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Moon Phases Edition depicts four of the eight phases of the moon!
- Includes a colorized Ruthenium finish!
- Mintage limited to 2,000 sets only!
- Consists of a total of Four Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The total face value of $4 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse displays Walking Liberty with four different moon phases.
- Reverse includes the famed heraldic eagle of the United States.
While it takes planet Earth 365 days to make a full revolution around the sun, the planet’s moon takes just 29 days to circle around it. Throughout this 29-day cycle, the moon goes through eight different phases of visibility and brightness. Four of those phases are represented in the 2018 Silver American Eagle “Moon Edition” Four Seasons Coin Set.
All 2018 Silver American Eagle Four Seasons Coin Sets available in this listing ship in a beautiful display box. Inside are four different 2018 Silver Eagles, each with a darkened, colorized layer of Ruthenium to provide visual context for the moon’s various phases represented in the finish. Each set comes with an individual Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse of the 2018 Silver American Eagle coins in this set is the design of Walking Liberty. A historic US coin design, this image was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman and represented the nation’s consistent march toward a brighter future. On this side of the coins, you’ll find the Ruthenium layering that reflects the moon in its first, second, third, and fifth phases.
Known, in order from above, as the New Moon, Waxing Crescent Moon, Quarter Moon, and Full Moon, these phases are achieved with a layer of Ruthenium to darken out the portion of the moon not visible in those phases. The New Moon coin, for example, is completely darkened on the obverse side. The Quarter Moon has half its vertical field darkened with Ruthenium and the other half remaining bright in silver.
The reverse of all 2018 Silver American Eagle “Moon Edition” Four Seasons Coin Sets features the design of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Introduced in 1794, this design has been modified countless times. This is the 1986 version by John Mercanti.
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