2008-W Silver Eagles with Reverse of 2007

2008-W Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007A exciting new variety has recently been discovered for the 2008-W Silver Eagle Coin.

This variety is found on the “collectible version” of the 2008 Silver Eagle which is only available directly from the US Mint.  These versions are different than the bullion versions because they carry the “W” mint mark to indicate the West Point Mint.

The variety has to do with the reverse design of the coin.  The design was slightly changed from 2007 to 2008.  Some 2008 coins bear the 2007 design and are being designated “Reverse of 2007.”

The easiest way to spot the 2008-W Silver Eagle with the Reverse of 2007 is by the letter “U” of “United States” on the reverse of the coin.  Coins bearing the 2007 style reverse will have a bowl shaped “U.”  Coins bearing the 2008 style reverse will have a spur at the bottom of the right side of the letter.

Prices for the variety seem to be going up quick so keep an eye out for these or check your coins carefully if you have any in your collection!