On May 28, 2013, the United States Mint began sales for the 2013-W American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin. Since 2006, the Mint has offered this special silver eagle which is created using burnished blanks. The burnished Silver Eagle coin has been included in the 20th anniversary set and the 25th anniversary Silver Eagle set. However, it was not sold in 2010 or 2009.
This year, the debut price of $48.95 has been initiated as the cost for a burnished Silver Eagle coin. The Mint has no restrictions on household order limits or final mintage. Last year's 2012-W Silver Eagle uncirculated coin had an early sellout. This surprised many coin collectors, and it escalated the value of the 2012 version on secondary markets since the mintage was significantly reduced from previous years.
The 2012 coin was sold for $45.95. Spot Silver is currently trading around $23 and has seen a significant drop since 2012. Pricing can periodically change for products at the Mint with precious metal spot values fluctuation.
This coin comes in a blue presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.