2011 Burnished Silver Eagle
After missing two years of production in 2009 and 2010, the burnished silver eagle was again minted at the West Point mint in 2011. Each 2011 burnished coin has been specially struck using a burnished silver blank with a beautiful satin like finish. Each year a low number of burnished silver eagle coins are minted and sold to collectors directly from the mint. This makes the coins highly collectible and sought after.
This 2011-W burnished silver eagle coin has been struck using a mixture of 99% silver and 1% copper. It has a diameter of 40.6 millimeters and weighs 31.1 grams. In 2011, 409,809 burnished silver eagle coins were minted at the West Point facility. Coins were also struck at the San Francisco mint.
These burnished silver eagle coins are individually packaged in a plastic casing and have been certificated by NGC. They are in MS70 condition and will be safely packaged and delivered to your home.
Silver Eagle History
The silver eagle obverse was designed in 1916 by Adolph Weinman and was used on the walking liberty half dollar coin. It features an iconic image of Lady Liberty carrying an olive branch and an American flag. She’s walking towards a sunrise, which is used to represent a new, brighter future for America.
The coin's reverse has an eagle and shield. The eagle is holding an olive branch in its talons to represent freedom and peace. There are thirteen stars forming a triangle above the eagle’s head to represent each of America's thirteen founding states. The reverse was designed in 1986 by John Mercanti.
American Silver Eagle Value
Burnished silver eagles are valued depending on the number of coins that were struck, their year of issue, and mintmarks. These coins are generally worth between $100 and $150, with the 2011-W burnished silver eagle being worth approximately $130.