The Silver American Eagle is one of the world’s most popular coins, and it’s not hard to understand why. With beautiful designs on both the obverse and reverse, the official silver coin of the United States is produced annually in bullion, proof, and burnished versions. The 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com in its original US Mint box.
- Ships to you in a United States Mint presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity!
- 30th anniversary year for the Silver American Eagle!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued ace value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- 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.
The Burnished Silver American Eagle coin was introduced by the United States Mint in 2006. The coins made their debut on the 20th anniversary issue of the Silver American Eagle, and with special production process that created a more vibrant and beautiful finish, the coins were aimed directly at collectors.
On the obverse side of the Silver American Eagle coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s depiction of Lady Liberty. Wearing the American flag around her shoulders, Liberty strides toward the setting sun as a representation of America’s march toward a brighter future.
The reverse side of the 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle coin bears John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design, created in 1986 by Mercanti who was then the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, along with the coin’s weight, metal content, purity, and face value.
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.
The 2016-W Burnished Silver American Eagle coins in this Silver.com listing features a “W” mint mark, and ship to you inside of a presentation box. Each coin sits in a plastic capsule in its display space within the box, and a US Mint Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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