Understanding mint marks on the back of American silver eagles 1986 - present
“Why doesn’t my Eagle have a mint Mark?”
On burnished American silver eagles After 2006, there will be a mint mark on the reverse, W for West Point or S for San Francisco. When listing said coins on eBay, the W or S should NOT be surrounded by parentheses. I.e. 2006-W Silver Eagle
Unburnished coins after 2006 will not have a mint mark And therefore MUST have parentheses around the W or s. this will avoid confusion between those coins with mint marks and without.
Example: 2014-W is a Burnished coin WITH a W on the obverse. 2014(W) is NOT BURNISHED and does NOT have a W on the obverse.
The only way an unburnished coin gets a mint designation on its slab label is if it was delivered to the grader in a sealed box directly from the mint.
The coin will NOT have a mintmark ( W or S ) on it.
Not everyone lists these correctly, so you MUST check the description carefully, and check the website of the grading company to determine its authenticity.
Graded Perfect Silver Coins on GardnerMall/eBay
By the way I was taught, shouldn't this label have a (W) on it???
Like I said, not everyone follows these rules.
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