Beginning in 1986, the United States Mint struck the American Silver Eagle and Gold Eagle on an annual basis. Originally available in just bullion and proof, the nation’s official gold and silver products were a staple of the precious metal industry each year. Right now you have the chance to purchase a 2008-W Proof American Silver Eagle in perfect condition courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Only 5,085 coins have this grade and condition!
- 23rd consecutive striking of the American Silver Eagle.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Issued a PR70 grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
American Silver Eagle coins were introduced as bullion and proof coins in 1986. The United States Mint went on to produce the bullion coin every year up to the current day, but the proof program experienced a hiccup in 2009. Amidst tumbling stock markets and sky-demand for the bullion version of the coin, the US Mint suspended production of the proof and burnished versions of the American Silver Eagle.
Each 2008-W Proof American Silver Eagle available today is in perfect condition according to the PCGS. PR70 coins are characterized by the presence of the full, original luster and no detracting flaws of any kind.
The deep-cameo finish speaks to the contrast between the design sets and the background field. The designs of Walking Liberty and the heraldic eagle are finished in strong, frosted matte, while the background fields are deeply-mirrored and clear.
On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 depiction of Lady Liberty. The reverse features the modern image of the heraldic eagle created by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti in 1986.
The United States Mint produces all of its American Silver Eagle coins today at the West Point Mint. This includes the bullion, proof, and burnished versions. In addition, the West Point Mint handles production of all American Gold Eagle and American Gold Buffalo coins.
If you have questions, JM Bullion associates have answers. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on the phone at 800-2763-6508, online using our live web chat, or by sending us an email.