2008-W Burnished Silver American Eagle (Rev '07, w/Box & COA)

2008-W Burnished Silver American Eagle (Rev '07, w/Box & COA)

One of the most widely recognized varieties in modern numismatics, the 2008 Reverse of 2007 Burnished Silver Eagle is highly collectible because of its estimated 47,000 coin mintage.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Though the mint switched reverse dies for the Silver Eagle in 2008, an estimated 47,000 burnished coins were accidentally minted using the old 2007 dies. Most easily discernible by the use of a different "U" in "United" on the reverse, this is one of those coins.
  • Coin comes in original mint packaging.
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

This highly sought-after coin is a rarity of the usually near-perfect modern minting process. Add the 2008 Reverse of 2007 Silver Eagle to your cart today!

First released November 24, 1986, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has become the most popular Silver bullion coin not only in the United States, but in the entire world. In fact, this Silver coin is so highly sought after that in 2014 and 2015 the U.S. Mint could not match its level of production to consumer demand. In 2013, after a historic drop in Silver prices, demand increased so much that the U.S. Mint had to ration the sale of Silver coins for 18 months.

The driving force behind the creation of the Silver American Eagle was the government’s desire to sell off some of the Silver from the Defense National Stockpile. Although states with heavy mining interests and some legislators opposed the sale of the Silver, in 1985, the Senate agreed to permit the sale of Silver after an amendment was made to the bill permitting such action. Later in 2002, after it became apparent the stockpile of Silver would be depleted, an additional bill was passed that would allow the government to purchase Silver on the open market once it became necessary.

The design of this Silver bullion coin is steeped in American heritage and tradition. On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design which was originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This iconic design was a public favorite and thus it was reinstituted years later on the 1 oz Silver American Eagle. The reverse features a heraldic eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other with a shield on its chest. In the beak of the bird is a banner that reads “E Pluribus Unum” and above the eagle are 13 five-pointed stars representing the original 13 colonies. This image mirrors the Great Seal of the United States.

These Silver bullion coins do not have mintmarks, as opposed to the Proof and Burnished versions, which do include a mintmark. From 1986 to 1998, they were manufactured at the San Francisco Mint. From 1999 to 2000, production was moved to the Philadelphia Mint. Since 2001, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has been produced at the West Point Mint in New York, which has been referred to as the “Fort Knox of Silver.” Starting in 2011, due to the coin’s massive popularity, the San Francisco Mint again began minting coins to supplement the output from the West Point Mint.
Customer Reviews of 2008-W Burnished Silver American Eagle (Rev '07, w/Box & COA)
2008-W Burnished Silver American Eagle (Rev '07, w/Box & COA)
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Nice addition for a collection

By  Nick

from Colonie, NY


Key Semi-Date Coin, for Silver Eagle Collections. Coin was in original mint box with COA, and plastic capsule.


  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Not what I expect when buying from APMEX

By  Robert from California

from Southern Califronia


Not quite what I expect from APMEX. When his coin arrived it was not in the plastic capsule and had been floating around in the box. It looks like someone had removed it from the US Mint packaging at some point, and later replaced it into the capsule. There are milk spots and some type of residue on the coin. I suspect that it was at sometime sent out to be graded and later returned.


  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand


  • Poor Condition

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