The American Silver Eagle coin is the nation’s official silver bullion coin. Introduced in 1986, the Silver Eagle was initially available in bullion and proof options with 1 oz silver content. In 2006, the United States Mint expanded the collection with the addition of a beautiful new collectible option. Right now, 2006-W 1 oz Burnished American Silver Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a US Mint box with Certificate of Authenticity!
- 1st year of issue for the Burnished Silver Eagle coin!
- Limited mintage of only 466,573 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes the depiction of Walking Liberty.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each of these 2006 Burnished American Silver Eagle coins is available to you from the first-ever issue year. The coins are still housed within their original United States Mint display boxes and include a Certificate of Authenticity with purchase.
The 2006 introduction of the burnished coins, also known as uncirculated Silver Eagles, came on the 20th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle’s 1986 debut. The US Mint initially offered the Burnished American Silver Eagle with low mintage figures annually, but the Great Recession halted the coining of Burnished Eagles in 2009 and 2010.
On the obverse of each 2006 Burnished American Silver Eagle is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty depiction. First used on the nation’s 50-cent piece from 1916 to 1947, Walking Liberty depicts the nation’s drive toward a brighter future as Liberty walks toward the setting sun in search of continued sunshine.
The reverse of the Burnished Silver Eagle coin includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. Refined for use on these coins by US Mint Engraver John Mercanti, the American bald eagle is set behind the national shield and clutches the arrows of war in one talon while the other holds an olive branch of peace.
Burnished coins are struck on special blanks which are first run through a tumbler to “burnish” the blanks. This lends rough surfaces and a brighter visual appearance, making these collectible coins all the more beautiful.
The 2006 Burnished American Silver Eagle coins are all struck by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint location. The West Point Mint strikes its “W” mint mark on the reverse of these coins.
If you have any questions, please contact JM Bullion with your inquiries. You can contact us on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.