We are excited to release the twenty second coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. The twenty second coin we present, CollecTons Keepers #22 in Series, features the rare 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Eagle Silver Dollar.
Why is the 2013-W American Eagle Enhanced Uncirculated Silver Dollar a Coin Worth Keeping?
The enhanced uncirculated finish on this coin was a new strike for the U.S. Mint, one that had never been used before. The coin was included in a two coin set commemorating the 75th anniversary of the West Point mint which officially opened in June of 1938.
The coin has many features that are unusual for any coin. On the obverse, the mountains, the flags “red” stripes, and the “blue” portions of the flag, as well as the year and Liberty's sandals have a traditional uncirculated finish. The lettering and remaining elements of the obverse have a heavily frosted finish creating a stark contrast with the uncirculated finishes. The fields on both sides of the coin have a lightly frosted finish which is almost proof like. On the reverse of the coin, the ribbon, eagle's beak, olive branch and arrows, along with the border on the shield and it's alternating stripes have the traditional uncirculated finish. All other design elements and lettering have the heavily frosted finish. All of these enhancements combined are unique to the 2013-W American Silver Eagle Enhanced Uncirculated Dollar and lend themselves to a definition of detail not found on other coins.
The design for the obverse of the coin was taken from Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty", a design that is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful in modern United States coinage. The reverse heraldic eagle design was specifically created for the coin by John Mercanti.
Today, the 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Dollar is highly sought after. It is the only enhanced uncirculated silver eagle and represents the 75th Annversary of the West Point Mint.
Mint: West Point
Designers: Adolph A. Weinman (obverse), John Mercanti (reverse)
Composition: 99.93% silver, .07% copper
Weight: 31.101 grams (1.000 troy ounce)
Finish: Enhanced Uncirculated
Face Value: 1 Dollar
What makes the Collectons Keepers program special?
Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACS certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper.