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Rare 2008 American Eagle silver dollars
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Where to buy 2008 American Silver Eagles
American Silver Eagle $ Mintages
Types of US
Silver Eagle Dollars
American Eagle silver dollars are issued in several forms. All
forms contain 1 full (troy) ounce of solid silver. What
distinguishes one version from another is the finish or mint marks of
the coins. In 2008
the US mint issued Silver Eagle dollars in the following versions:
Rolls of Bullion Silver Eagles
Rolls of Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
2008 dollars come with twenty coins in a tube. Each bullion
dollar contains one ounce of solid silver. The US Mint
issues these tubes of dollars in Boxes of 25 rolls, with
each roll having a snap on green top.
Mint rolls are not shrink wrapped in plastic. Since they are
not sealed by the mint, most coin dealers will apply a piece
of strong tape to the cap, so that they remain sealed while
being shipped or stored.
Silver investors often like these rolls
of American Silver Eagles, because they sell at prices
closer to the silver bullion price than the proof or gift
The mint does not include a
certificate of authenticity with rolls of uncirculated rolls
of 2008 silver eagles.
to buy rolls of American Silver Eagles
Proof Silver Eagles are considered the
top-of-the line as far as quality. Each proof coin is
handled with the utmost care and struck at least two times with
special polished coin dies. The result is a mirror like
background finish, with a cameo or frosted design.
1986 was the first year of proof silver
The silver eagle design has remained the same
Proof 2008 silver eagle dollars
(US Mint item #z86) cost
more than other forms of silver eagles, priced higher by the US
Mint to recover the special minting and handling costs.
During some years fewer American Eagle coins
were sold. Silver eagle coin mintages are lower for some years
and varieties. Expect to pay substantially more for those
Each mint issued proof dollar comes housed in
a colored velvet lined box and includes a certificate of
authenticity (COA) from the mint.
More about the
2008 American Eagle One ounce
Silver Proof Coin.
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W Mint coins
Rare 2008 W mint Uncirculated silver dollar
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Independently Graded and Authenticated coins
Independent Coin Grading services often authenticate and grade silver
eagle coins, and then encapsulate those coins in a protective holder.
PCGS certified and grade 2008-W proof silver eagle dollar
Notice the grade of PR69 DCAM on the insert in this tamper resistant
US Mint stops
sales of proof silver eagles unexpectedly - . . . . "The
recent volatile precious metal prices have caused disruptions in the
supply chain and...." ". . . .they have decided to stop production
and sales of the Proof version of the 2008 American Eagle silver coins
in order to. . . . "
Holders and Packaging for American Eagle coins
Silver eagle dollars are also sold housed in various other holders and
packaging after coins have left the mint. Some holders are for
purchase, such as
individual holders. Other types of holders such as
grading company "slabs" can only be obtained when a coin is submitted to
a grading service such as PCGS, NGC, or ANACS. Grading services
will (for a fee) grade and certify a coin as authentic. Then seal
the graded coin in a protective plastic slab holder.
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Gift Boxes for coins
Silver eagle dollars are often sold in
Silver Eagles gift boxes
for presentation and gift giving.
Several coin dealers sell empty gift boxes for housing or storing your