2007-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

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The 2007-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle was the second annual release of the Uncirculated Silver Eagle Program from the United States Mint. Despite only being the second year for the uncirculated series, the coins were actually a continuation of the larger American Silver Eagle Program which also includes proof and bullion Silver Eagles first appearing in 1986.

Uncirculated Silver Eagles were added to the Mint’s line-up in 2006 as part of a twentieth anniversary celebration of the Silver Eagles. These coins were (and are) struck for collectors like their proof counterparts which is different from the bullion Eagles that are struck for investors.

Despite their different intended markets, all three varieties actually showcase the same basic obverse and reverse designs. This includes an obverse portrait of "Walking Liberty" as designed by artist Adolph A. Weinman. The design was first seen on the 1916-1947 half dollar coin and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever struck by the US Mint.

Shown on the reverse is the image of a heraldic eagle with shield. This design is the work of US Mint engraver John Mercanti.

In addition to identical designs, all Silver Eagles are also struck to the same basic specifications. This includes a composition of one ounce of .999 fine silver with a diameter of 40.60 mm.

The main difference between the three varieties, besides their intended markets, is their finish. The Proof Silver Eagles are likely the most distinguishable owing to their polished devices and mirror-like background. These Uncirculated Silver Eagles are similar in finish to the bullion Silver Eagles, however, they may also be easily identified.

A ‘W’ mintmark is located on the reverse of the Uncirculated Silver Eagles indicating it was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point. No mintmark is present on the Bullion Silver Eagles.

2007 Silver Eagle Mintages

Mintage for the 2007-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle grew considerably from the mintage of the previous debut year. According to the US Mint, the total number sold of 2007 Uncirculated Eagles was 710,299 at a price point of $21.95 per coin. Only 466,573 had been sold in 2006.

In 2007, the US Mint recorded a total of 821,759 of the Proof Silver Eagles sold with 9,028,036 of the 2007-dated Bullion Silver Eagles sold. The average London Fix for Silver for 2007 came in at $13.38

2007-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagles on Sale

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