Coin Specifications

Category: American Eagle Bullion Coins – Gold
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 12,657
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 3.3900g
AGW: 0.1000oz
Melt Value: $127.78 (10/24/2017)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED GOLD EAGLE G$5 MS obverse 2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED GOLD EAGLE G$5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, the Gold Eagle coin program is one of the world's most popular gold coin programs. The coins are available in 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, and 1oz sizes, with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

The burnished eagle coins are struck at the West Point Mint on specially prepared blanks and sport a W mint mark. With the financial crisis came a lack of demand for more numismatic items, so the burnished $5 gold eagle mintage dropped by almost 50%. However, nearly 90% of those submitted to NGC graded MS70. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 6/23/2017

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2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED GOLD EAGLE G$5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 340 685

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2681
Low Grade: 69
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/21/2010 NGC MS 70   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 525, 532/Lot# 7502 $359.95
2/2/2011 PCGS MS 70   Teletrade Auction 3007, 3007/Lot# 1840 $414.00
2/5/2012 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 32891 $352.00
11/4/2012 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 82398 $342.10
11/18/2012 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 82400 $350.89
8/7/2016 PCGS MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131633/Lot# 25675 $258.50
9/4/2016 PCGS MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131637/Lot# 24685 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2008 W G$5 MS EAGLE BURNISHED GOLD EAGLE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1982272623013453954204484634774945075105155175245395636096638911375
20823927531636240342945346848349850851251651952954757862773910520
00000042945346848349850851251651952954757862773900
00000043945847248850350951351652253455559464581500
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Grade: MS 70 EARLY RELEASES
Points: 1375
Owner: A Client of Barry Stuppler & Co.
 
Grade: MS 70
Points: 1375
Owner: aerovac1
 
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