The American Silver Eagle series from the United States Mint is an annual-issue coin that includes three options. Investors buying silver will find a bullion coin available as the standard issue, while collectors can choose between the proof coin and the Burnished Silver Eagle. Right now, 2011-W 1 oz Burnished American Silver Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a US Mint display box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- 4th release of the Burnished American Silver Eagle coin!
- Limited mintage of only 409,809 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes the depiction of Walking Liberty.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 2011 Burnished American Silver Eagle you can purchase here today is available inside of its original United States Mint blue display box. Your coin includes a Certificate of Authenticity with purchase.
The Burnished American Silver Eagle’s 2011 release was notable in that it marked the return of the series after a two-year hiatus. The Great Recession pushed precious metal prices to highs never seen before, leaving the US Mint struggling to source enough silver blanks to meet its legislative obligation to strike the bullion version of the American Silver Eagle.
As a result, the mint suspended collectible coin production in the American Eagle collection. The proof Silver Eagle was not struck during 2009, while the Burnished Silver Eagle was not struck in 2009 or 2010. Despite a two-year halt, the Burnished American Silver Eagle did not recover any popularity as mintage was down 130,000 from its last release in 2008.
On the obverse of 2011 Burnished American Silver Eagle coins is Walking Liberty. This depiction of Liberty features her figure as she walks from right to left across the coin’s surface with the American flag wrapped around her shoulders. The symbolism represents America’s march toward a brighter future.
The reverse of the 2011-W 1 oz Burnished American Silver Eagle coin bears the heraldic eagle of the United States. Modified for these coins in 1986 by John Mercanti of the US Mint, this symbol has been used in various versions on American coins since 1794 when the first coins were struck at the old Philadelphia Mint.
All Burnished American Silver Eagle coins are struck by the United States Mint. The “W” mint mark on the reverse of Burnished Silver Eagles denotes its production at the West Point Mint in New York.
If you have any questions, please contact JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.