slybluenote's Blog

22 Jun 2022

Beefin’ Up the Bullion

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Top O’ the morning folks!

As you can tell by the title, I’ve started collecting some ASE’s. Actually I’ve acquired quite a few but for this post I’m going to talk about the first one and the last one. I’ll introduce the rest of them eventually. I don’t have the complete series yet, but I do have a pretty good start. It’s been a while since I’ve last posted. I feel like my meager collection has taken a “back seat” to the other priorities in my life. Hopefully, sometime this week I’ll get these specimens up on my collection portion of this site.

The designer of the obverse is Adolph Weinman. The designer of the reverse of the 1986 is John Mercanti. For the 2022, the eagle landing design it’s Emily Damstra. The engraver for the 2022 is Michael Gaudioso. I really like both designs. For the 1986, the bullion mintage is 5,393,005 and the proof mintage is1,446,778. The specifications for the 1986 isComposition:99.93% silver, 0.07% copper,Weight:31.101 grams (1.000 ounces),Diameter:40.6 mm (1.598 inches),Thickness:2.98 mm (0.117 inches),Edge:Reeded. For the 2022 the mintage so far is 746,760. The specifications for the 2022 are as follows: composition: 99.9% silver, weight: 1.000 Troy oz., diameter: 40.60 mm, Edge: Reeded. I did buy the “graded” pair (2021/2022) along with the supplemental coins i.e. Philadelphia and San Francisco editions as well to round out the start of this new series for me anyway. I would be interested in knowing which reverse design you like better. You know what they say: “different strokes for different folks”!

As I mentioned earlier, my collection really needs some maintenance. I’m considering blaming the spring season! You can tell by my jewelers tray that I’m a little behind the proverbial “8 ball” here. I’m also still searching for some star notes for the currency portion of my collection. The last picture below reminds me that vacation is coming next month. I’ll be returning to my home state for a week. They say it’s better to look forward than back. Hopefully before I depart on my vacation, I’ll have a chance to share the 2012 versions of my ASE’s. As always, stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free and enjoy the pictures!

Charlie aka slybluenote

P.S. It’s a bad sign when you don’t attend the New York State Blues Festival even though it’s FREE!



Level 5

Silver Silver Silver ... no going wrong there!

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Level 6

Woooow ! Beutiful coin great blog . Thanks for sharing .


Level 4

Nice! I like the flying eagle ones more then the old ones.


Level 6

Nice blog Charlie! You have a wonderful collection! I need to "tend" to my coins also... Always something to do that's for sure! haha Beautiful photos! Enjoy your vacation! ; )


Level 5

Excellent collection with several challenges along the way to make it especially fun. Enjoy the ASE journey!


Level 6

Good to see you again Charlie. Nice photos. I also am an ASE collector. This year I had to cut back on my enrollments. There are just too many different but the same for me. Money is tight lately. So... I will go with a Bu from my coin guy. A Proof and a burnished from the mint. I choose the "S" mint proof. The burnished is a new style for me. The enrollment plane sure takes the B.S. out of getting coins for sure. I am also behind on inventory so don't feel lonely there. Carry on and thanks. Later.


Level 4

ASE’s are great! Some of them easier to acquire than others. The new ones are made simple, using the enrollment option on the mint’s website. Best of luck acquiring the series, and getting caught up on the other aspects of your collection. And enjoy the vacation.


Level 7

Good for you. I wish you all the luck with the A.S.E. series. Don't give up!! I enjoyed your blog. So its been awhile we all go threw that. Last time it was two months for me. I talked to Sam he said you will see a coin you like and it all comes back. He was right. Good to see you up there . Keep it going!!Mike P.S. I never get tired of a sunset

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