Burnished Silver Eagles

First introduced in 1986, the American Silver Eagle, produced by the U.S. Mint, has become the world’s most popular silver bullion coin, struck in bullion and proof finishes. In 2006, to celebrate the 20th anniversary, a Burnished American Silver Eagle coin was released, with a new finish to add a collectible factor to one of the world’s most popular bullion coin. Burnished American Silver Eagles are an easy choice for anyone interested in coin collecting, either in Uncirculated, Burnished Uncirculated, or Proof finishes. Minted from 2006 to 2008, with a two-year hiatus in 2009 and 2010, and beginning again in 2011, the United States Mint has issued a series of burnished uncirculated Silver Eagle coins every year since. The three U.S. Mints that produce Silver Eagles are, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point Mints.  However, West Point Mint is the only location that strikes Burnished American Silver Eagles, with the desirable "W" mintmark.  Since 2006, all Uncirculated silver Eagles with the “W” mintmark have burnished finishes. Browse our wide selection of Burnished Silver Eagles and learn more about this collectors' silver eagle, below!

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  1. 2021-W $1 1-oz Type 2 Burnished Silver Eagle BU W/ OGP

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Burnished Finish

The U.S. Mint’s Burnished American Silver Eagle coin program uses specially burnished blanks, known as planchets. Burnished coins appear less shiny with a matte finish, compared to a standard bullion coin finish. This is due to the specially polished coin blanks that are used to earn the “burnished” designation. Each coin is hand fed into a coin press, one at a time, using these specially burnished blanks resulting in coins that have a smooth, matte-like finish. In 2011, to celebrate twenty-five years of production, there was a special minting burnished of the Silver Eagle minted at the San Francisco Mint, bearing the "S" mintmark, and released in the popular "American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set." Uncirculated American Silver Eagles are commonly referred to as "W Uncirculated" or "Burnished Uncirculated," and are only available in a one-ounce size.

Certified Burnished Silver Eagles

Certified Burnished American Silver Eagles are graded by one of two top-tier grading services, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) and NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). Each coin is individually examined for authenticity and quality by an expert numismatist, and given a grade to reflect the quality of the coin, that then is agreed upon by a group of graders. Popular collector grades are Mint State 69 & Mint State 70, with many special label options, including Early Releases (ER), First Releases (FR), First Day Issue (FDI), and more. The U.S. Mint’s burnished silver coins are produced in limited quantities, making them very desirable to collectors who enjoy assembling burnished eagle sets by date. Since the first burnished Silver American Eagle coins were released by the U.S. Mint in 2006, they have created a sensation among both collectors and investors alike, for their special finish, beauty, and purity.

The Silver Eagle Program

The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States and is the preferred silver bullion coin for stackers and collectors because of it purity, and asthenic beauty. With a one-dollar face value, guaranteed to contained one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver, the Silver American Eagle is U.S. legal tender, although they are traded based on both their silver content and collectible rarity. The American Silver Eagle is also the world’s only 1 oz Silver bullion investment coin with weight, content, and purity that is certified by the U.S. Mint, guaranteed by the government of the United States, and enforced by the U.S. Secret Service.

It's no surprise that Burnished Silver American Eagles have become one of the most collected silver dollar series in history, and year after year since 1986, its supply is met with overwhelming demand. Some back-dated issue Burnished Silver Eagles can be difficult to accumulate, so be sure to secure these highly sought-after Eagle Silver Dollars while available.