Since 1986, the United States Mint has released Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition bullion Silver Eagles every year. And, with the understandable exception of 2009, annual Silver Eagle Proofs have always followed close behind. However, there’s one type of Silver Eagle that has a far fewer collective mintage than either one above – the Burnished Silver Eagle. Struck from specially burnished planchets, these Silver Eagles are perennial collector favorites – that is, when they see the light of day! First introduced in 2006, the Burnished Silver Eagle saw three years of production before taking a pause in 2009 and 2010 due to The Great Recession. Minting resumed in 2011 and has been going strong since. Now, the 2020 Eagles have landed!
A Magnificent Matte Finish Meets Legendary Design!
This 2020 Burnished Silver Eagle features the classic combination of Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty and John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle – a stunning pairing that BU and Proof Silver Eagles have featured for decades. However, the artisans at the West Point Mint add a special dimension to this time-tested standard. Each one ounce blank of 99.9% pure silver is specially burnished, giving the finished Silver Eagle a smooth matte finish. In addition, the coin is also struck with a special “W” mintmark, unlike the BU Silver Eagle. It all comes together in a spectacular coin that your collection can’t be without!
Straight from the Mint to Your Collection!
Your legal-tender one dollar U.S. 2020 Burnished Silver Eagle will arrive to you in its original United States Mint packaging – exactly as it left the West Point Mint. While recent production numbers for BU Silver Eagles can be measured in tens of millions, average Burnished Silver Eagle mintages usually count in the low 100,000s. Combine those figures with this Silver Eagle's superb finish and you can see why these coins don’t take up residence in our vault for long. Don’t wait – make this 2020 Burnished Silver Eagle yours today!