Why purchase this American 2022-W Burnished Silver Eagle?
Grow your Silver Eagle collection with this 2022 burnished piece. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint on a burnished planchet that results in a smooth matte like finish. First issued in 2006, this coin quickly became a beloved annual issue for many collectors, especially fans of its bullion counterpart. That counterpart is one of the most popular bullion coins in the world.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
- This issue was struck on a 1 oz, burnished planchet of .999 fine silver.
- This coin was struck at the West Point Mint, which is represented by its “W” mint mark.
- The Burnished Silver Eagle was first released to mark the 20th anniversary of the bullion version of the coin in 2006.
- 2022 is the second year of issue of the Type 2 Burnished Silver Eagle.
- Changes from the Type 1 to the Type 2 include a new reverse design, a new security feature – an interrupted reeded edge, and the inclusion of Adolph Weinman’s artist mark on the obverse.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Mint State 69.
- The coin’s grade is provided on a brown label.
Featuring the Exquisite Landing Eagle Design of Emily Damstra
Obverse: The obverse bears one of the most iconic designs in American numismatic history, Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty. The morning sun emerges from beyond the horizon and shines on Liberty, who carries laurel and oak branches while draped in the American flag. Obverse inscriptions include the central figure’s name, “LIBERTY,” the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2022.” Adolph Weinman immigrated to the United States from Germany. He was a prolific sculptor and designed two of the most famous coins in American history, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime.
Reverse: Emily Damstra’s reverse design features a bald eagle landing with an oak branch in its talons. It is encircled by three rim inscriptions, which include the issuing country’s name, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the coin’s face value, “ONE DOLLAR,” and its metal content, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER.” “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is also inscribed on this face just inside the rim inscriptions. Emily Damstra earned an MFA at the University of Michigan. She has contributed designs for several American coins since 2017.
Virtually Flawless MS69 with Brown Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this piece a Mint State 69 grade, the company’s second highest, which means that the coin looks perfect to the unaided eye. This grade is provided on a brown label.