Why buy this Burnished 2006-W Silver Eagle with Extraordinary with Sky Blue and Purple Toning?
The United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Silver Eagle Series by releasing the first ever Burnished Silver Eagles. The blanks were polished, which gave the coins a matte finish. This one has stunning sky blue and purple toning that give it a unique look among all of the 468,020 Burnished Silver Eagles struck during their first year of production. This piece was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver at the West Point Mint, which is represented on the reverse by its "W" mint mark.
Featuring Adolph Weinman's Famous Walking Liberty Design
The coin's obverse bears Adolph Weinman's iconic Walking Liberty design, which appeared on American half dollars from 1916-1947. Liberty strides to the left draped in the American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap on her head. Phrygian caps were historically worn by freed slaves. She carries with her laurel and oak branches, which represent honors bestowed upon civilians and military members, respectively. She extends her right hand in front of her above the rising sun, as if presenting the new day to the holder. Her name, "LIBERTY," arches over the image, while other obverse inscriptions include the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "2006."
On the reverse is a design that was adapted from the Great Seal of the United States by John Mercanti. At the center is a union shield, which is protected by an eagle. The eagle holds arrows and an olive branch in its claws and a ribbon in its beak. The arrows remind all that the issuing nation is willing to defend her values, while the olive branch indicates a preference for peace. The ribbon bears one of two statutory mottoes, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one). The top portion of the design consists of thirteen stars, symbols of the original states, arranged in a triangular formation. All of this is encircled by three rim inscriptions, which read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR."
Don't miss your chance to own this 2006-W Silver Burnished Eagle with Extraordinary with Sky Blue and Purple Toning.
|Year of Issue:||2006|
|Variety:||Extraordinary Sky Blue / Purple Toning|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|