American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck on specially burnished blanks. This coin offers silver precious metal purchasers a new collectible version of the popular American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin and features a finish similar to its bullion coin counterpart. Each coin also bears the “W” mint mark reflecting its striking at the United States Mint at West Point.
The artisans of the United States Mint have captured the grace and elegance of sculptor/engraver Adolph A. Weinman’s celebrated Walking Liberty design.
The obverse design features an ever hopeful Liberty striding confidently toward the sunrise, draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes, and carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory.
The reverse design, by United States Mint sculptor John Mercanti, features a striking heraldic eagle with shield, and olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left. The 2008 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is encapsulated in plastic, placed in a protective outer box, and accompanied by a custom-designed Certificate of Authenticity.To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time (March 17, 2008, 12:00 Noon ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.