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The 2013-W Silver Eagle West Point 2-Coin Set Reverse Proof / Enhanced Mint State PCGS PR70 - MS70 First Strike includes Certified Versions of both the Reverse Proof and the US Mint’s unique, new “Enhanced Mint State” bullion coin finish. Each comes with complimentary OGP.Read More
Each coin that is part of the 2013-W Silver Eagle West Point 2-Coin Set Reverse Proof / Enhanced Mint State PCGS PR70 - MS70 First Strike has been reviewed, studied, and has received a “perfect” grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service Additionally, they have been designated “First Strike,” meaning that they were among the first coins struck by the Mint. Additionally, the Enhanced Uncirculated Eagle has been designated SP—indicating a very special bullion specimen.
Most of us are familiar with the finishes the Mint offers for its coins: Brilliant Uncirculated, Proof, Reverse Proof, Burnished, etc.
Accordingly, the first of the two coins is a typical Silver Eagle Reverse Proof; that is, a coin whose content is 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, with frosted fields and mirrored devices.
A Unique Finish
The “Enhanced Mint State” finish, however, features fields that are “lightly frosted” (using new laser technology), elements that are “brilliantly polished,” and a third finish: “heavily frosted” inscriptions. The three contrasting finishes add extraordinary definition to the coin’s design. The Enhanced Uncirculated coin will be available from the Mint only as part of the 2-coin set.
Both coins come from the Mint’s West Point facility and carry the W Mint Mark. Each is US legal tender, with a face value of $1. Both are encapsulated and have the West Point label affixed.
These 2013-W Silver Eagle West Point 2-Coin Set Reverse Proof / Enhanced Mint State PCGS PR70 - MS70 First Strike Certified coins are already unique and limited in population due to their First Strike status. And, as time goes by, they cannot help but become rarer still