Burnished Silver Eagle coins from the United States Mint debuted in 2006. Offering a third option for silver buyers who shop the US Mint catalog, the Burnished Eagles are an ideal option for collectors who display their personal collections or even take them to coin shows. The finest visual brilliance is on display with the Burnished Silver American Eagle! The 2012-W 1 oz Burnished Silver American Eagle is available to you online today for purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you set in the US Mint display box that includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fifth issue year of the Burnished Silver American Eagle coins!
- Mintage limited to 226,120 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse.
- Bears the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
Burnished Silver Eagle coins are meticulously struck and handled by the United States Mint to create their visual brilliance. Each blank is first put into drums in large batches and burnished with a secondary material to bring a brighter shine and greater brilliance to the blanks. Each blank is then removed by a gloved hand, loaded into the coining presses, and then removed individually by gloved hand and packaged to protect the finish.
Burnished Silver Eagle coins were introduced for the first time in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the Silver Eagle collection. The US Mint maintains the production of the coins to this day, but with much smaller mintage figures than you’ll find for the prof and bullion options in the collection.
On the obverse of all Burnished Silver American Eagle coins is Walking Liberty. Designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this was one of two of his creations to appear on American circulation coinage in the early 20th century. His Winged Liberty design appeared on the dime while the Walking Liberty figure featured on the half-dollar coin.
The reverse of the 2012-W 1 oz Burnished Silver American Eagle features the heraldic eagle of the United States. The American bald eagle on this side bears the national shield on its chest, arrows and an olive branch in its talons, and 13 stars above the head of the eagle. The nation of issue, face value, and a “W” mint mark are found on the reverse of the coin as well.
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