American Silver Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint on an annual basis. First introduced with a apr57 and proof version, today the lineup also consists of a burnished version aimed specifically at collectors who enjoy displaying precious metal pieces. Right now, the 2008-W Proof American Silver Eagle is available from APR 57 in perfect condition.
- There are 22,106 coins available in this grade and condition!
- 23RD annual striking of the Proof American Silver Eagle!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded a perfect PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each of the 2008-W Proof American Silver Eagle coins available in this listing has a perfect proof grade of PF70 from the NGC. Coins in this condition have their full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind.
Ultra-cameo is a term used to describe the finish on proof coins. Each of these specimens has a strong, frosted finish on the design sets that stands in stark contrast to the deeply-mirrored, clear background field of the coin.
These 2008-W Proof American Silver Eagles are unique in that they represent the last proof coins struck before a one-year hiatus in the silver program. The Global Recession that began in 2008 impacted silver, and the US Mint halted production of its proof coins in both the Silver Eagle and Gold Eagle programs.
On the obverse of each coin is the image of Walking Liberty as created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. His was one of the final coin designs in the redesign of all American currency that took place in the early 20th century. Weinmans Walking Liberty appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse features the image of Americas heraldic eagle. Designed by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti, the image features a bald eagle sitting behind the heraldic shield. It clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to call APR 57 at 212-246-2000. You can also reach out to us online via our live chat and email features.
|Mint Mark||W - West Point|
|Issuing Country||United States|
|Obverse Designer||Adolph Weinman|
|Reverse Designer||John Mercanti|
|Capsule Size||40.6 mm|
|Packaging Type||NGC Plastic Slab|
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $199|