The Burnished Silver American Eagle coin is the most unique in the Silver Eagle series from the United States Mint. Introduced in 2006 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the American Eagle collection, these coins undergo a unique coining process that produces a more brilliant visual finish for collectors. The 2017-W 1 oz Burnished Silver American Eagle is available to you today online at Silver.com with a near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Tenth release of the Burnished Silver Eagle!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of SP69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Obverse includes Walking Liberty.
- Reverse bears the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark present on reverse.
Both the burnished and proof Silver Eagles from the US Mint are designed with collectors in mind. However, the burnished coins undergo a more stringent coining process. The silver blanks are first polished in a drum with a medium of steel balls to “burnish” the blank’s surface before coining.
Each coin is then individually removed with gloved hands and placed in the coining presses. Once struck, the coins are again individually removed by US Mint employees with gloved hands and individually sealed before shipping out for certification and/or sale.
On the obverse of the 2017-W 1 oz Burnished Silver American Eagle coin you’ll find Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman. It depicts Liberty as she walks from east to west heading toward the setting sun, with the American flag draped over her shoulders. This was created in 1916 by Weinman and used on the half-dollar circulation coin through 1947.
The reverse of all Silver American Eagle coins includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. Refined numerous times since its introduction in 1794, this depiction was modified by former-US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti in 1986 before its use on the Silver Eagle program.
Each 2017-W 1 oz Burnished Silver Eagle available to you today has the PCGS’ Specimen Proof 69 grade. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited to miniscule contact marks or hairlines found outside the primary focal areas.
A First Strike designation indicates a coin that was received by the PCGS for certification within the first 30 days of its release. The coins must arrive at the PCGS for grading between release from the US Mint and the end of that 30-day time window.
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