This coin is hand signed by John Mercanti himself (the 12th chief engraver and the designer of the reverse of the American Silver Eagle). “W” stands for West Point Mint. NGC’s encapsulation guarantees the coins PF70 (perfect 70) condition. Since 1986 (for 35 years) the U.S. Mint has struck the same design for the beloved American Silver Eagle. This is one of the #1 reasons why John Mercanti signed American silver eagles are so popular among collectors. This will be the second to the last coin with John Mercanti’s reverse design including his signature. This coin is surely be a must for your John Mercanti Signed Silver Eagle Collection.