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2008 w/ Reverse of 2007 Rare Die Variety - Burnished NGC MS70 w/Kenneth Bressett Signature

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Price: $3,995.00
Item Number: NK13158
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2008 w/ Reverse of 2007 Rare Die Variety - Burnished NGC MS70 w/Kenneth Bressett Signature
 
Second Rarest Coin in American Silver Eagle Series Behind Only the Legendary 1995 W Proof coin
 
The 2008, with reverse of 2007, American Silver Eagle coin is considered the only major die variety in the ASE series. About 47,000 coins were accidently struck using the new 2008 obverse and previous 2007 reverse.  These coins immediately became a hot collector item.  On the reverse of 2007, the “U” in “United States” is bowl shaped and the dash between the words “Silver” and “One” is shaped like a tilde. On the reverse of 2008, the “U” has a spur on the right side of the letter and the dash is angled.
 
This coin is was the first 2008/2007 reverse coin signed by Kenneth Bressett, who is one of the most famous numismatic researchers and writers of all time. Mr. Bressett has published numerous books on ancient and modern coinage and has been the editor of the Official Red Book Guide to U.S. Coins since 1962. He was appointed to the US Assay Commission by President Lyndon B. Johnson and has received the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Medal of Merit, its Doctor of Numismatics degree and it’s Farran Zerbe Award, the highest honor conferred by the American Numismatic Association. 
 
American Silver Eagles features the popular Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman on the obverse. The design previously appeared on the half dollar, and it was so admired that it was adopted once again when the United States decided to issue the Silver Eagle in 1986.  John Mercanti’s adaptation of the design that first appeared on the Great Seal of the United States appears on the back. In the image, an eagle guards a shield that has thirteen stripes. The same number of stars are arranged above its head. In the lower left, there is a “W,” which denotes that the coin was struck at the West Point Mint