BEAR BRYANT 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER1983 MADISON MINT RARE!

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 07,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

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BEAR BRYANT 1 OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER ART BAR - MADISON MINT - 1983 - MAD - 257 - LIMITED MINTAGE OF 1000

This is a Rare, 1 Ounce .999 Fine Silver Art Bar produced by the MADISON MINT in 1983 to honor the Famous Collegiate Football Coach - PAUL "BEAR" BRYANT.

Most Famous for his tenure as Head Coach of the Alabama "Crimson Tide" Football Team from 1958 through 1982. At the time of his retirement at the end of the 1982 season, "THE BEAR" had accumulated the most wins as a Head Coach in College Football History. -- 323 CAREER WINS ! Following his final game, a reporter asked what he would do in retirement. Bryant sarcastically replied - "I'll probably croak in a week." -- 4 weeks later, "THE BEAR" died from a massive heart attack on January 25, 1983.

The total reported Mintage on this rare Bar is Limited to 1000. The front portrays Bryant leaning against the Goal Posts. The reverse is inscribed with one of his famous quotes. I would classify this bar in Uncirculated Condition - except there is a Minor Mint pressing error on the reverse where the "be" in the quote is not raised as high as the rest of the quote. I have seen this same Minting Error on at least 5 other of these Bars. -- (Please See Photos) Will be shipped in a "Airtite" Bar Case.

PLEASE NOTE -- I am also listing a Limited Edition Proof Version of this Bar produced by THE AMERICAN ROYAL MINT which has a different reverse. -- Please check my "Other Items" for specifics and Photos.

ESTATE COLLECTION

From the LARGE COLLECTION of a 94 year old widow who recently passed away – Having lived through the Great Depression, this widow and her husband began collecting silver back in the late 60s after the U.S. stopped making coins with 90% silver. Some are now RARE TO ULTRA RARE.

ABOUT ME

I am a retired Senior Level Executive, living in the beautiful, Sunshine State of Florida . Over the past 40 years, I have acquired a large amount of U.S. coins (mostly Silver Eagles), and a VERY LARGE COLLECTION of .999 Fine Silver Bars and Rounds. (Majority date back to the 70s and 80s and 90s. -- A few are from 1968 and 1969. For more information, please see my ME PAGE.

From time to time, I will also be selling some other Collectibles from the Estate of a 94 year old Lady who recently passed away, along with a few of my Personal quality items.

! -- I have sold well over 2500 Ounces of Silver on Ebay over the past year with a 100% Seller Feedback Rating and, I am Paypal Verified.

I appreciate your interest. Please take a few moments to view my “OTHER ITEMS”

If you have any questions, please E-mail before bidding.

GOOD LUCK AND !!!

PAYMENT

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SHIPPING

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