Key dates refer to coins in a series that are particularly noteworthy. Factors that contribute to making a coin a key date or semi-key date is being the first and last coins issued in a series, dates that have the lowest mintages, coins with a special date and mintmark combinations, coins with special strikes, finishes, treatments, mint errors or are commemorative issues. Most collectors have their key date coins authenticated, graded, and certified by one of the three major coin grading services, PCGS, NGC, and ANACS. Graded key date coins are known as the date and condition rarities. These Key date coins are usually the most valuable, often the rarest, and hardest to find. They tend to have higher price appreciation than their common-date counterparts.
10 Key Date NGC Certified 2022 American Silver Eagles – Signed by Edmund C. Moy
The year 2022 marks the first full year of production for American Silver Eagles bearing the new Type 2 Eagle Landing design. We offer ten of these significant date coins in flawless MS70 condition by NGC. These coins are designated as First Day of Release FDR and are individually hand-signed by Edmund C. Moy, 38th Director of the U.S. Mint. As of April 2022, the NGC coin census records 2,932 NGC certified coins with the coveted FDR designation and Moy signature. Only 382 of them were encapsulated in the Mint Director’s Series black core holders.