2013-W American Silver Eagle West Point Minter Silver Eagle (2-Coin Set) NGC 70
The United States Mint offered a special set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the edifice that houses the West Point Mint. Anticipation for the set was high since it would contain the first ever American Silver Eagle featuring an enhanced uncirculated finish.
This 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set contains two coins bearing the “W” mint mark. The first coin features a reverse proof finish, with the raised design elements appearing mirrored and the background fields appearing frosted, or the reverse arrangement of the traditional proof finish. The Mint had previously offered Silver Eagles with a reverse proof finish within special sets issued in 2006, 2011, and 2012.
The second coin included in the set features an enhanced uncirculated finish, which was created by using a mixture of uncirculated, lightly frosted, and heavily frosted finishes. On the obverse, the mountains, red strikes and blue fields of the flag, Liberty’s sandals, and the date carry a heavily frosted finish. On the reverse, the ribbon held in the eagle’s beak, arrows, olive branch, and portions of the shield carry a heavily frosted finish. The remaining design elements or inscriptions carry an uncirculated finish. The background fields carry a lightly frosted finish. This contrast of three different finishes brings a fresh look to the classic design.
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. It is authorized by Title II of Public Law 99-61 (Liberty Coin Act, approved July 9, 1985) and codified as 31 U.S.C. sec 5112(e)-(h). Its content, weight, and purity are certified by the United States Mint. In addition to the bullion version, the United States Mint has produced a proof version and an uncirculated version for coin collectors. The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. The American Silver Eagle bullion coin may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments.
W – West Point
$1.00 per coin, $2.00 Total
AG – Silver
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