There is perhaps no more beautiful coin from the United States Mint than the burnished versions of its popular American Eagle coins. The Gold American Eagle features arguably the nation’s greatest coin design from history, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty, and the burnished finish of these coins makes them exceptional products. The 2016-W Burnished Gold American Eagle is available now on Silver.com.
- 30th anniversary of the Gold American Eagle, and 10th anniversary of the burnished version!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of MS70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Although the United States Mint is focused on the celebration of the American Eagle coin’s 30th anniversary, 2016 also marks the 10th anniversary of the burnished version of the popular coins. Although not released in each year, the burnished coin was introduced in 2006 to celebrate the coin’s 20th anniversary.
Burnished coins from the United States Mint receive special treatment from start to finish. Each gold blank is handled by gloved workers at the United States Mint’s West Point Mint facility. Each blank is loaded into drums and polished with small marbles to give the coin its unique appearance, and then loaded one at a time into the coining press by hand, and removed in the same fashion.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Burnished Gold American Eagle coins in this listing from Silver.com features an MS70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original luster from the mint and no detracting flaws of any kind.
As an Early Release coin, these products had to arrive at the NGC or an approved depository within the first 30 days of the release date the US Mint set for the Burnished Gold American Eagle in 2016.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty depiction graces the obverse of each Gold American Eagle coin, while the reverse is highlighted by the family of nesting bald eagle design created by Miley Busiek.
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