The newest coin in the Silver American Eagle program is the burnished coin. Released for the first time in 2006, the burnished coin is meant to attract collectors looking for coins with great display and exhibition qualities. The 2015-W Burnished Silver American Eagle is now available from Silver.com.
- Consists of 1 ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Graded SP70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Struck using special coining process that results in unique finish.
- Carries a $1 (USD) face value backed by the federal government.
- Part of the First Strike series.
- Ships in sealed plastic slab provided by PCGS.
- Eligible for inclusion in Precious Metals IRA accounts.
- Limited mintage.
After 20 years of production with only two versions, the Silver American Eagle coin was added to the lineup in 2006. Produced only at the West Point Mint in New York, the burnished coin is struck using a process similar to the production of proof coins.
Burnished Silver American Eagle coins are produced using burnished blanks, rather than striking clean blanks with a burnished die. The burnished blanks are hand loaded into the coining press, and each one is struck multiple times to create a stunning finish.
The 2015-W Burnished Silver American Eagles in this product listing have a perfect grade of SP70 from the PCGS. One of the two strictest coin grading services, the PCGS only issues a perfect grade to coins with full, original luster and no contact marks or detracting flaws of any kind.
On the reverse side of every Burnished Silver American Eagle is the image of John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle, complete with 13 stars representing the original American Colonies. The obverse bears the image of Walking Liberty, first created by Adolph A. Weinman for use on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947).
The United States Mint strikes an extremely limited number of Burnished Silver American Eagle coins each year. These coins do not last long when in stock, so there is little time to waste. If you have questions, please contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, connect with us through our live web chat, or email us.