The Burnished Silver American Eagle coin is the highly collectible version of the nation’s official silver coins. Introduced in 2006 by the United States Mint, these coins undergo exacting measures during production to ensure a pristine and beautiful end product for collectors. Today, the 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you with PCGS certification online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab!
- 30th anniversary year for the Silver American Eagle!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Specimen Proof 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike status!
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle of the US from John Mercanti on the reverse.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Silver American Eagle burnished coins were available in limited mintages in 2006, 2007, and 2008, but then production was halted during the then-unprecedented demand for silver bullion between 2009 and 2010 as global markets stuttered to cope with the realities of the Great Recession. The Burnished Silver American Eagle returned to production in 2011, still with low mintage figures.
2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle coins in this product listing is a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with an SP70 grade from the PCGS have full, original mint luster and lack any detracting flaws on the surfaces. A First Strike coin is a product that arrived at the PCGS depository, or an authorized third-party location, within the first 30 days of the release date set by the United States Mint for 2016 products.
On the obverse of each 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, which was created in 1916 during a revolutionary period in US coin design. Weinman’s creation originally appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947.
Meanwhile, on the reverse of the 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle coin is the heraldic eagle of the United States. The reverse design comes from then-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, who created the image in 1986 for this coin by modifying and modernizing a design that has been in use since 1794 on American coinage.
Burnished Silver American Eagle coins are all struck by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility, as denoted by the “W” mint mark on the coin’s surface.
Please direct your questions regarding these coins to Silver.com. Our customer service team is available at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, or via our email address.