Author John M. Mercanti served as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and designed the reverse of the American Silver Eagle. John M. Mercanti shares his unique insight and perspective on the widely admired American Silver Eagle coin that has been collected by numismatists, stockpiled by investors, and treasured by silver buyers throughout the United States and around the world. John M. Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint to create the third edition of this award-winning book. This guide is expanded to include new commentary, updated market values and certified coin populations, information on the U.S. Mint`s individual coins and sets of 2014 and 2015, and contains the latest mintage figures from Mint headquarters. Mercanti does an excellent job of explaining the technical, artistic, current, and historical aspects of this coin. Featured in the catalog of John M. Mercanti`s numismatic works are larger photographs and more illustrations.