The 2011 Burnished Silver American Eagle coin is one of the most significant releases in the relatively short lifespan of this prized collectible coin from the United States Mint. While the proof Silver Eagle has been available since the program’s 1986 launch, the burnished collectible coin only recently debuted in 2016. The 2011-W 1 oz Burnished Silver American Eagle Coin is available for you to purchase online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
- Fourth issue of Burnished Silver Eagle coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- May contain MS as well as SP designations.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse includes the graceful image of Walking Liberty.
- Reverse bears the imposing figure of the heraldic eagle.
- Features the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
In 2011, Burnished Silver American Eagle coins returned to production after a two-year hiatus. Collectors welcomed the return of the collectible coin from the US Mint, snapping up a total of 409,766 W Burnished Silver Eagles. As 2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Silver Eagles, an additional 99,882 Burnished Silver Eagles were struck at San Francisco with an “S” mint mark, giving the 2011 issue a total in excess of 500,000.
The Burnished Silver American Eagle was suspended in 2009 and 2010 as the US Mint faced a crunch for silver blanks. Bullion coin production was surging during the Great Recession, and both the proof and burnished coins were halted in 2009. As the proofs returned in 2010, the burnished remained sidelined while the mint continued its focus on bullion coining.
On the obverse of 2011 Burnished Silver American Eagle coins you’ll find the image of Walking Liberty. Created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916, this image depicts Liberty as her graceful figure walks toward the setting sun wrapped in the American flag. It originally appeared on the nation’s half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse of all 2011-W Burnished Silver American Eagle Coins includes the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design is often used by government agencies and departments as an official emblem, and it was modernized in 1986 by John Mercanti for use on the Silver Eagles.
The 2011-W Burnished Silver Eagles in this listing are considered perfect specimens. Graded Mint State 70 by the PCGS, each coin shows full, original mint lusters and lacks any sign of detracting flaws on the surface areas of the coin.
All Burnished Silver Eagles are produced by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility, as indicated by the “W” mint mark on the reverse field of the coin below the heraldic eagle’s right talon (left side as coin is viewed).
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