Burnished Gold Eagle Coin with W Mintmark
Burnished Gold Eagle Coin with W Mintmark
1 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin, View of Front

Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins – W Mintmark

The Burnished Gold American Eagle with “W” mintmark is one of the most unique gold coins the U.S. Mint has produced over the past decade, featuring the famous “W” mintmark of the U.S. Mint at West Point, New York. Minted using a specialized process to create a burnished finish, each coin is certified museum-quality SP-70 or near-perfect SP-69 or by PCGS.

  • Struck from 22-karat gold
  • Produced with a unique burnished coin finish
  • Graded a perfect SP-70 or near-perfect SP-69 by PCGS
  • Produced at the U.S. Mint at West Point
  • Authorized U.S. legal tender
  • Guaranteed by U.S. Government for weight, content & purity

 

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Buy Burnished Gold Eagle Coins with W Mintmark (PCGS Certified)

Would you like your precious metals portfolio potential to soar higher? Then it's time to buy the Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin with "W" Mintmark, one of the most sought-after gold coins the U.S. Mint has produced since their initial release in 2006.

If you've never heard of a burnished coin, you might be wondering: what is burnished gold? The commonly used word “burnished” comes from the thoroughly polished coin blanks that are individually hand-fed into coining presses. Although similar in appearance to American Eagle Bullion Coins, these uncirculated/burnished coins are distinguished by the presence of a mintmark and the use of burnished blanks. (American Eagle Bullion Coins do not have a mintmark.)

Burnished Gold Eagles also boast the lowest mintage of any coin in the entire history of the Gold American Eagle program. A low mintage can increase the coin's demand and appeal among gold buyers.

Why Buy Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins?

There’s no mystery here. The Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin soars above its competition for many reasons, some of which appear in the coin's name: Burnished Gold American Eagle with “W” Mintmark.

  • Start with burnished. This gold coin's unique production process gives it a distinctive look as scarce as it is beautiful.
  • Then, the “W,” which stands for “West Point.” That’s the mintmark of the famed West Point Mint Facility.
  • Next, consider that each coin is struck from 22-karat gold and certified museum-quality SP-70 or near-perfect SP-69 by PCGS, an industry-leading, third-party grading service. Each coin is carefully preserved inside a transparent, sonically sealed plastic slab to protect its remarkable condition and assigned a unique serial number for authentication. Many gold buyers call that security.
  • Finally—if a highly sought-after gold coin that’s in perfect or near-perfect condition isn’t enough for you—consider the historically significant, proud American eagle emblazoned on it.

Burnished Gold Eagle Specifications

  • Year:Varied
  • Denomination:$50, $25, $10, $5 (USD)
  • Condition:Proof
  • Grading Service:PGCS
  • Metal Content:1 troy oz., 1/2 troy oz., 1/4 troy oz., 1/10 troy oz.
  • Purity:.9167 Gold (22k)
  • Mint Mark:W (West Point)
  • Mint Facility/Manufacturer:U.S. Mint
  • Issuing Country:United States
  • Diameter:32.7 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
  • Thickness:2.95 mm, 2.24 mm, 1.83 mm, 1.19 mm
  • Obverse Designer:Augustus Saint-Gaudens
  • Reverse Designer:Miley Busiek

History of the W Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin

The burnishing process was first introduced into the U.S. Mint’s product line in 2006 when the Mint began producing Burnished American Eagle Coins in silver, gold, and platinum. Note that the U.S. Mint describes burnished coins as “uncirculated coins,” so you may see different terms when shopping online for gold coins.

The commonly used word “burnished” comes from the thoroughly polished coin blanks that are individually hand-fed into coining presses. Although similar in appearance to American Eagle Bullion Coins, Burnished Gold Eagles coins are distinguished by the presence of a mintmark and the use of burnished blanks. Remember that American Eagle Bullion Coins do not have a mintmark.

A Burnished Gold Eagle begins its life as a strip of solid gold, mined here in America. That gold is then pressed into the shape of a blank coin. From there, the gold piece is polished in a steel drum—which creates the heralded “burnished” look.

Now burnished, the coin is finally hand-fed into a press that strikes the blank to produce a finished coin. The result is a distinctive matte look that substitutes a traditional coin’s shine for a softer appearance. Modifying the look in this fashion pulls out the crisp details that have distinguished Burnished Gold Eagles since their initial release in 2006.

Some gold and silver enthusiasts believe that the simple act of burnishing a coin improves its longevity and helps the design remain immaculate for longer.

Starting in 2011—after a two-year suspension in production due to unprecedented gold demand—the U.S. Mint only produced the “W” in the 1 oz. size with lower mintages than ever before.

The W Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin Design

The Obverse Burnished Gold Eagle Design: Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty marches forward on the obverse side of the Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin. Sun rays and stars accompany her majestic figure and add to the artwork’s complexity, which is beautifully reproduced here with the year minted and the word “LIBERTY.” Perhaps the most significant element of this coin’s design, however, is the “W” that denotes the coin’s origin: West Point Mint Facility. The mintmark sits to the right of Lady Liberty, among the stars and rays of sunshine.

The Reverse Burnished Gold Eagle Design: Eagle Family
The reverse side of the Burnished Gold American Eagle Coin features sculptor Miley Busiek’s design of a family of eagles, one with wings spread at the center. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is inscribed at the top of the coin. In a semi-circle along the bottom is the coin's weight in gold and its legal-tender denomination. On either side of the centermost eagle are the phrases “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

How Much Do Burnished Gold Eagles Cost?

Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins go through a unique production process, a process that affords them a special designation from the U.S. Mint. U.S. Money Reserve's Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins are also certified museum-quality SP-70 or near-perfect SP-69 by PCGS, which adds to their market appeal.

Let's look at why. The spot price of gold and the coin’s weight generally help determine a gold coin’s price. Certified coin prices, though, are also tied to availability and condition. Remember, this is an individually struck coin in near perfect or perfect condition. In turbulent economic times, the price of a certified gold coin may fluctuate less than that of a non-certified gold coin.

Also, scarcity often increases potential, which means certified gold coins could achieve greater profit potential when held for longer periods of time. With the Burnished Gold American Eagle with “W” Mintmark coin, that’s potential you can acquire today!

Where Can I Buy Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins?

You can buy one of the most popular burnished gold coins from U.S. Money Reserve! Call 1-866-MINT-GOLD today to buy Burnished Gold American Eagle Coins with the "W" Mintmark. If you become the proud owner of a Burnished Gold Eagle Coin, low availability and high demand could spell security for your portfolio. They most certainly spell beauty.
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