The American Silver Eagle is the official bullion coin of the United States, but it is available annually in more than just a bullion offering. Released for the first time in 1986, the coins were available then in bullion and proof. Starting in 2006, the stunning Burnished American Silver Eagle is also available to collectors alongside the proof. Right now, 2011-W 1 oz Burnished American Silver Eagle Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- 4th issue of the Burnished Silver Eagle!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- May contain MS as well as SP designations.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse includes Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle by John Mercanti.
- W mint mark of the West Point Mint!
Each of the 2011-W 1 oz Burnished American Silver Eagle Coins in this listing comes in Mint State 70 condition from the Professional Coin Grading Service. Coins certified MS70 are perfect specimens with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas.
The Burnished American Silver Eagle made its debut in the series in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the coin programs launch. The Burnished Eagle was sidelined in 2009 and 2010 due to the Great Recession and intense demand for the Silver Eagle bullion coin. These 2011 Burnished Silver Eagles marked the return of the coins to issue in the collection.
All Burnished American Silver Eagle coins are specially struck with attention to detail. The individual blanks are spun together in a drum with a polishing material to provide a frosted finish to the blanks before coining. Each one is individually removed by gloved hands, loaded into coin presses, struck, and again removed by hand to ensure pristine condition.
The obverse of the 2011 Burnished American Silver Eagle features Walking Liberty. This iconic American coin design featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin from 1916 to 1947, and was designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman.
On the reverse of all American Silver Eagles is the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. With the heraldic shield of the nation in front of it and 13 stars above, the eagle is the national symbol of the US and this particular design is often used by various government agencies. Around since 1794, this modernized design was updated by John Mercanti in 1986.
All Burnished American Silver Eagle coins are struck by the West Point Mint, and as such there is a W mint mark found on the coins reverse surface below the heraldic eagles talon which holds the olive branch.
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