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2008 1 oz American Silver Eagle BU

2008 1 oz American Silver Eagle BU

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The 22nd issue from the annual American Silver Eagle program by the U.S. Mint displays one of the most popular and beloved designs in American coinage. Combined with its iconic design and .999 fine Silver content, further adds to its bullion appeal.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint issued tubes. All other Silver Eagle coins will come in protective packaging.
  • Worldwide mintage of 20,583,000 coins.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • 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.
  • Guaranteed and backed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect your American Silver Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry bezel to your order.

One of the most popular designs in American coinage, the Silver Eagle combines beauty with Silver bullion appeal. Add the 2008 Silver Eagle to your cart today!

History of the American Silver Eagle Program
The U.S. Mint attempted to establish selling Silver bullion in the 1970s and early 1980s to help reduce the Defense National Stockpile. The reasoning was that domestic needs exceeded that of strategic needs. Many refiners had actually opposed the plan due to concerns of diminishing the need of in-state mining and possible reduction of Silver spot at the time. Throughout the back-and-forth, the United States did end up selling-off large amounts of Silver (roughly 105 million troy ounces) but not as coin, as they had originally intended. When this happened, it did in fact cause the price of Silver to drop immediately. Many traders started unloading futures with the anticipation that price would fall, which it did. Over a span of several years and suspensions, it wasn’t until June 21, 1985, that the senate finally agreed to an amendment by a voice vote. The amended bill was signed by President Reagan on July 9, 1985. The bill, know as the “Liberty Coin Act” authorized the law of the American Silver Eagle program with an effective date of October 1, 1985, but came with stipulations that no coins may be struck or sold until September 1, 1986. Finally, after all of this, the first American Silver Eagle was released on November 24, 1986, which has gone on to become one of the most beloved, best-selling coins in the world.

The Design (1986 to 2021)
The obverse (front) of the coin was taken from the “Walking Liberty”, originally designed by Adolph A. Weinman, in 1916. The iconic design had already been a public favorite and one of the most beloved of any United States coinage of modern times which made it an instant favorite among collectors and enthusiasts once released. The reverse (back) was designed by John Mercanti that portrayed a heraldic eagle behind a shield the eagle holds a banner in its beak while grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left, that echoes the Great Seal of the United States. Above the eagle and below the legend is thirteen five-pointed stars representing the original Thirteen Colonies.

Direct from the U.S. Mint
The U.S. Mint does not sell its bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, they distribute their coins to only a handful of authorized purchasers who then sell the coins to the public. As one of these authorized purchasers, APMEX is able to get coins directly from the U.S. Mint and pass them along to you, our customer.

NOTE: The coins you receive may exhibit some level of natural toning and/or oxidation such as spotting. This is a normal process that and can occur over time when exposed to hydrogen sulfide which is naturally occurring in the air.

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Posted By:Rich

From:New York

Date:Jul 22, 2020

Great coin. Good Value

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Great Coin, Brilliant. Good Value. Met my expectations for BU.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:badboyterry

From:Wellston, Okla.

Date:Sep 26, 2018

2008 American Eagle

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Im very happy with your products!!!! Thanks for your quick service!!!!! I will be back again!!!!!


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:JJ

From:Toms River NJ

Date:Jan 16, 2016

Perfect condition

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Bought a bunch of coins from each year, all came in mint condition. Each coin in its own vinyl sleeve. Great customer service Very happy. Thanks.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:CHIPSDICE

From:Round Rock, TX

Date:Dec 12, 2015

"A good buy with a low premium"

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WORKING ON SET


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Paul

From:Liverpool, NY

Date:Oct 14, 2015

Outstanding... as usual

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As with EVERY purchase, the quality of the coins is outstanding and its why I continue purchasing from APMEX.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:96polarbear

From:CO

Date:Aug 12, 2015

Great looking coin

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I was very pleased when these coins arrived. They were in mint condition.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Hyder

From:georgia

Date:Dec 29, 2014

perfect process

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Fast shipping that was free. No issues.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Cons
  • None
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Walt

From:Central Illinois

Date:Sep 8, 2014

Good long term investment

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Purchased as I think it will be a good long term value as the dollar loses value world wide due to terrible debt problems. Fun to have as in item for kids/grandkids find among my possessions to deal with when I pass away. Not so great, volatile value in short term.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:janice

From:Florida

Date:Jun 2, 2014

Silver Eagle the representation of you

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I purchased this item because thus far I have the silver eagle from 2014-2008 and I intend to collect every issue. To me it represents America, grace, glory,victory, honor, hope, courage, and vision. It is a beautiful coin.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Represents America
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:BARK

From:VA

Date:May 15, 2014

GRRRRREAT

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GREAT SILVER, ALL BU


  • Pros
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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