Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Eagles (1986-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 533,757
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: John Mercanti
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9993
Weight: 31.1000g
ASW: 1
Melt Value: $17.02 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 40.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE S$1 MS obverse 2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 2008-W Silver Eagle was an exciting release for the numismatic world, for it brought with it the first major variety of the Silver Eagle series. This error, which is denoted as 2008 Reverse of 2007, occurred when the reverse design was slightly modified between 2007 and 2008.

On this new design, a slightly different font was used, which added a tail to the "U" in "UNITED" along with a few other minor changes. The mint has gone on record with estimating a mintage of 47,000 of this error. If you are lucky enough to find one, they are worth a good premium over the normal variety.

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Last Updated: 2/7/2017

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2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE REVERSE OF 2007 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 315 325 335 345 355 365 375 400 425 640 1225
2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 25.50 27.00 30.00 31.00 32.50 35.00 37.50 41.00 45.00 125

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76172
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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11/4/2017 MS 70   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20681


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9/7/2008 PCGS MS 69   Teletrade Auction 2581, 2581/Lot# 2443 $29.00
5/15/2011 NGC MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/15/2011, 115/Lot# 8743 $102.30
12/30/2012 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131302/Lot# 26863 $74.00
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 69   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131340/Lot# 23110 $35.00
3/9/2014 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20995 $60.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 70   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20958 $867.15
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 70   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 873 $65.00
1/7/2015 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 12363 $998.75
10/9/2016 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131642/Lot# 26010 $61.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2008 W S$1 MS EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE REVERSE OF 2007
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572595618640663688713739764791818847865882900916933949990102813211907
5806036256486716967227477738008288538718889059229389631003112615160
0000007227477738008288538718889059229389631003112600
0000007307567828098378598768949119279449761015122300
2008 W S$1 MS EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5959595998115123135139147151159159159163167175186190198209366
595959721041181271361421481541591591601641701791871932022610
00000012713614214815415915916016417017918719320200
00000013113814415015615915916216617218218919520500
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Grade: MS 70 EARLY RELEASES
Points: 1907
Owner: aerovac1
 
Grade: MS 70
Points: 1907
Owner: Andy Z.
 
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