American Silver Eagle coins have been produced by the United States Mint for almost 30 years now. The first coins were introduced in 1986, designed to attract the attention of investors and collectors. Today a third version of the coin is available that is marketed directly to those who enjoy coin display and exhibition. The 2016-W Burnished American Silver Eagle is available with perfect certification from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab!
- 30th anniversary year for the American Silver Eagle!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation!
- 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 American Silver Eagle spent more time on the sidelines during the Great Recession than the standard proof version of the coin. While neither was available during the height of the recession in 2009, the burnished coin was also held out of production during 2010 as well.
Following resumption of production in 2011, the coins were not struck with the same mintage levels as much of the demand in the American Silver Eagle series came from the bullion version of the coin. Mintage dropped nearly 130,000 coins in the burnished series from 2008s release to the coins return in 2011. Today however, demand among devout numismatists remains strong for 2016-W Burnished American Silver Eagle Coins.
Adolph A. Weinmans Walking Liberty design is the primary image used on the American Silver Eagle coin. Created in 1916, the image features Lady Liberty in full-length figure with the American flag draped over her shoulders. Weinmans depiction is meant to symbolize the nations constant march toward a brighter future.
On the obverse of all American Silver Eagle coins youll find this image of Walking Liberty. Weinmans creation originally appeared on the nations half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947. The reverse side of the coin features the heraldic eagle creation from John Mercanti.
All 2016-W Burnished American Silver Eagle coins in this JMBullion.com product listing are Mint State 70 coins, which the NGC considers to be perfect specimens. Coins in this condition have full, original luster and no detracting flaws or blemishes of any kind.
In order to receive the Early Release designation, coins must arrive at the NGC depository or an approved facility in sealed US Mint boxes within the first 30 days of the release date from the United States Mint.
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