Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Eagles (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,583,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: John Mercanti
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9993
Weight: 31.1000g
ASW: 1
Melt Value: $16.70 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 40.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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2008 EAGLE S$1 MS obverse 2008 EAGLE S$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 2008 Silver Eagle is the 23rd issue in the bullion series. Unfortunately the quality of these coins were not nearly as good as the 2007 issue, as NGC has only graded around 9% of them MS70, as compared to almost 25% for the previous year's issue.

2008 had the largest mintage of bullion Silver Eagles since 1987 with over 20 million produced. This was also the first year that the new reverse design was used. The difference is most noticeable with the addition of a tail on the "U" in "UNITED." It is possible that collectors looking for errors relating to the reverse hub change helped to drive up these numbers.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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2008 EAGLE S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 24.00 24.50 25.00 25.50 26.00 27.00 28.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 65.00

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130302
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 2008 EAGLE S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------13418511105646611722511351130302
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Total-------------13418511105646611722511351130302
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/10/2009 NGC MS 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 400, 406/Lot# 1013 $25.00
7/19/2010 NGC MS 69   Teletrade Auction 2891, 2891/Lot# 1901 $32.00
5/26/2013 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131323/Lot# 29081 $55.00
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 109308 $55.00
6/16/2013 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131326/Lot# 25110 $60.00
11/17/2013 NGC MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152040 $59.40
6/8/2014 NGC MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 193476 $37.00
7/26/2015 NGC MS 70   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20306 $152.75


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