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2018 W BURNISHED ASE WEST POINT MINT PRIVATE AUCTION 1 OF 485

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Price: $599.00
Item Number: NK15409
 2018 W BURNISHED ASE WEST POINT MINT PRIVATE AUCTION 1 OF 485

THESE COINS ARE SO RARE THAT PCGS TOOK THE UNUSUAL STEP OF NUMBERING THEM!
 
At the end of each year’s production, the U.S. Mint usually collects all of its unsold Silver Eagle coins bearing the “W” mintmark, removes them from their packaging and melts them down. We say “usually” because in 2019 the Mint discovered it had some left over stock of 2018 Burnished coins. Rather than melt them, the Mint made a surprise move and sold them to a buyer in a private auction.
 
The coins that escaped the melting pot, have been designated “West Point Mint Private Auction”. This designation gives the coins a desirable and rare provenance not seen since the famed Government Services Administration (GSA) Morgan Dollar hoard in 1972!
 
These Burnished coins are almost four hundred times rarer than the most common silver dollars in the Private Sale! So rare, that PCGS identified and numbered all 485 coins in the hoard.
These coins have also been signed by Paul C. Balan, one of the most prolific U.S. Mint artist engravers. His 15 design credits include the spectacular 2015 $100 High Relief gold coin, America’s first-ever gold coin to have a $100 denomination.