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: $17.63 (10/20/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE REVERSE OF 2007 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 315 325 335 345 355 365 375 400 425 575 1100
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 40.00 45.00 80.00

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77756
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE REVERSE OF 2007 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------117458995810117150
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Total----------------117458995810117150
 ----------------0 %0 %0 %0 %52 %47 % 
2008 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-11642271763337960606
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Total--------------1-11642271763337960606
 --------------0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %45 %55 % 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
9/7/2008 PCGS MS 69   Teletrade Auction 2581, 2581/Lot# 2443 $29.00
8/10/2009 NGC MS 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 400, 406/Lot# 988 $33.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 86937 $46.01
6/16/2013 PCGS MS 70   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131326/Lot# 24509 $72.00
8/1/2013 NGC MS 70   Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auction Session(1), 241332/Lot# 17089 $66.00
10/6/2013 NGC MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 142471 $33.00
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 165453 $50.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 70   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20958 $867.15


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2008 W S$1 MS EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE REVERSE OF 2007
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572595618640663688713739764791818847865882900916933949990102812391799
5806036256486716967227477738008288538718889059229389631003109814260
0000007227477738008288538718889059229389631003109800
0000007307567828098378598768949119279449761015116900
2008 W S$1 MS EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5959636772768185899498102106111123127135143155167183437
59606469737882869195991031081151241301381471591722680
000000828691959910310811512413013814715917200
0000008488929710110510911912613214015116317800
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Grade: MS 70
Points: 1799
Owner: Andy Z.
 
Grade: MS 70
Points: 1799
Owner: Beijim
 
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