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2009-DC "proofed" Silver Over-Strike, Weinman Eagle reverse

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Item Number: mm_0100_2009dc_C

Premium quality, individually-handled, consistent with Proof-66+ grade. Some evidence of underlying host coin design may be faintly visible. Housed in a 2.5"x2.5" non-PVC flip and includes a small certificate. Adolph Weinman Eagle reverse design type.

The US Mint has produced proof versions of their popular Silver Eagles in every year from 1986 through 2008, and again from 2010 onward. But no 2009-dated proof Silver Eagles were released by the US Mint. Each 2009-DC "proofed" Silver Eagle starts out as a US Mint produced non-proof 2009 Silver Eagle dollar with no mint mark. They are then privately over-struck with template dies to impart a proof-like finish, as well as the original Adolph Weinman Eagle design that was used on the reverse side of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. A surplus Denver Mint coin press is used in the over-striking process. The "DC" mint mark actually has three meanings: 1) the initials of the producer, Daniel Carr; 2) "D" for surplus Denver Mint coin press; and 3) the "C" is actually a crescent moon representing Moonlight Mint.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes. By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this type.

The pictures accurately show what the coins look like. No photo editing was performed. There may be subtle differences between coins. Since they are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(5 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
Another Masterpiece
Greg F. (Middletown, NY) 11/15/2018 5:45 AM
As always Mr. Carr has delivered another amazing piece. The detail on the coin is sharp, it looks like the old mint made it themselves. The satin cameo is smooth has a baby butt and blends beautiful with the deep mirrors. Mr. Carr continually out does himself. Just when you think his work couldn't get any better he drops another masterpiece. I cannot wait to see what is next for this amazing artist.
What Might Have Been
Robert Alley (Wheaton, IL) 11/13/2018 5:17 PM
When the Silver Eagle came out in 1986, I was most disappointed by their not using Weinman's reverse. Mr. Carr has given us a good idea what it might have looked like. Aside from some necessary changes to the legend (new denomination, & note of silver content), the only difference from the old half dollar is the replacement of Weinman's monogram with Daniel Carr's last initial (Weinman's initials appear near the rim at roughly 3 o'clock). The "C" neatly compliments the "D" present at the original mintmark location; I don't know if it's to represent the Denver location Mr. Carr works in, or if it's his first initial. Kudos to Mr. Carr for his latest US Mint Fantasy!
Alberto Cervera (Denver, CO) 11/11/2018 5:26 PM
This is what the silver eagle should have been.