2023 Gold and Silver Burnished American Eagle Mint State 70 coin slabs, hand-signed by Ed Moy, next to the corresponding reverse designs2023 Gold and Silver Burnished American Eagle Mint State 70 coin slabs, hand-signed by Ed Moy, next to the corresponding reverse designs

Burnished American Eagle Coins

Rare and Undervalued Gold and Silver Coins

In Partnership With Ed Moy, Former Director of the U.S. Mint, All Coin Labels are Hand-Signed.


About the Burnished American Eagle Coins

Most people have never heard of the Burnished American Eagle MS70 coins and don't know how incredibly rare and undervalued they are! 

Introduced in 2006, investors may know them by their other name, "Uncirculated," but there is a lot of confusion about what that means. Many people see the MS70 grade and believe burnished coins are just bullion coins with a mint mark, but this is not correct. 

The U.S. Mint makes three versions of the American Eagles. The Mint makes a bullion version, a proof version, and the uncirculated "burnished" version. The burnished version is the smallest mintage of the three versions. 

The Burnished American Eagles are nearly fifty times rarer than the bullion version and about twice as rare as the famous and investor-friendly proof version. 

Compare the Silver American Eagle mintages of the last couple of years. Indeed, burnished coins are the rarest mintages. Like the Proof coins, only a fraction of the total mintage will become a perfect 70 condition.

Silver American Eagles 2020 2021 Type 1 & Type 2 2022 2023
Bullion 30,089,500** 25,675,500** 15,963,500** TBD
Proof 357,048* 327,440 / 300,000 661,272* TBD
Burnished 138,390* 175,000 160,000 TBD

With gold, the burnished numbers are even lower. The following chart shows the total one-ounce Gold American Eagle Bullion coins sold instead of minted. The burnished number represents the total mintage. Looking at the numbers this way is as generous as possible to the bullion mintage and as stringent to the burnished mintage. Despite the two different measures, the difference in population is still vast.

Gold American Eagles 2020 2021 Type 1 & Type 2 2022 2023
Bullion 747,500** 1,122,000 850,000** TBD
Proof 17,358* 12,700 / 15,875 16,000 22,500
Burnished 6,284 9,100 9,000 10,000

**U.S. Mint bullion sales by month
*U.S. Mint cummulative sales figures

Production Year Gold Eagle Burnished Silver Eagle Burnished
2023 10,000 TBD
2022 9,000 160,000
2021 9,100 175,000
2020 7,000 154,261*

What Makes Burnished Eagle Coins Different?

Burnish is a process of manufacturing. The U.S. Mint rolls planchettes (raw metal discs) in a drum filled with millions of tiny balls only 6mm. This process makes the coin smooth and removes imperfections. The coins come out with a stunning, matte-like finish.

The uncirculated quality coins are distinguished by the presence of a mint mark, indicating their production facility. The mintages are lower because producing a burnished coin is very labor intensive. Also, the burnished coin blanks are hand-fed into specially-adapted coining presses one at a time. Many knowledgeable coin experts believe the burnishing process helps the coins look immaculate for significantly longer than other means of production.


Why Consider Adding Burnished American Eagles to your Portfolio?

Rarity drives value, and Burnished American Eagles are the rarest American Eagles. Burnished Silver American Eagles have been made annually since 2006 (except in 2009 and 2010). Despite their history and rarity, the market has just started taking notice in the last few years. As more people look for inflation protection, the demand for tangible assets is growing fast. More people are taking notice of Burnished American Eagles as a diversification strategy and affordable way to own American Eagles.

Gold Eagle Burnished Performance (2006-2023)
Mintage Year Starting Price (2022) Current Price Price Increase Gain % MS70 Population Group Ranking
2006 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $8,138.00 $8,792.00 $654.00 8% 4,145 15
2007 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 coin $8,154.00 $8,809.00 $655.00 8% 2,914 12
2008 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $9,616.00 $10,396.00 $780.00 8% 1,770 3
2011 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,925 13
2012 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $4,652.00 $4,996.00 $344.00 7% 3,341 14
2013 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,696 10
2014 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,094 5
2015 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,562 8
2016 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,477 6
2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 coin $4,572.00 $4,904.00 $332.00 7% 2,653 9
2018 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $3,838.00 $4,169.00 $331.00 9% 2,857 11
2019 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $4,380.00 $5,154.00 $774.00 18% 1,702 2
2020 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $5,968.00 $6,198.00 $230.00 4% 1,329 1
2021 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $4,342.00 $4,446.00 $104.00 2% 2,501 7
2022 1oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $4,095.00 $4,509.00 $414.00 10% 1,969 4
2023 1 oz Gold American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $4,459.00 $4,639.00 $180.00 4% TBD TBD
Source: Mintage figures provided by the United States Mint. Mint State 70 Sets/Coins indicates the maximum possible population of perfect condition sets/coins for the year given (NGC, July 2023).
Silver Eagle Burnished Performance (2006-2023)
Mintage Year Starting Price (2022) Current Price Price Increase Gain % MS70 Population Group Ranking
2006 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $194.00 $230.00 $36.00 19% 22,420 10
2007 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $140.00 $176.00 $36.00 26% 32,454 15
2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $140.00 $176.00 $36.00 26% 35,431 16
2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin with 2007 Reverse $1,784.00 $1,988.00 $204.00 11% 8,439 1
2011 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $140.00 $176.00 $36.00 26% 20,650 9
2012 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $172.00 $206.00 $34.00 20% 15,038 2
2013 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $172.00 $229.00 $57.00 33% 15,288 3
2014 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $155.00 $192.00 $37.00 24% 15,989 4
2015 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $148.00 $184.00 $36.00 24% 19,669 7
2016 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $155.00 $244.00 $89.00 57% 25,700 12
2017 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $148.00 $184.00 $36.00 24% 27,570 13
2018 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $172.00 $219.00 $47.00 27% 16,949 6
2019 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $162.00 $229.00 $67.00 41% 16,855 5
2020 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $202.00 $269.00 $67.00 33% 23,722 11
2021 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $186.00 $222.00 $36.00 19% 20,551 8
2022 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $159.00 $178.00 $19.00 12% 31,653 14
2023 1 oz Silver American Eagle Burnished MS70 Coin $164.00 $168.00 $4.00 2% TBD TBD
Source: Mintage figures provided by the United States Mint. Mint State 70 Coins indicates the maximum possible population of perfect condition coins for the year given (NGC, July 2023).

Profile of former Director of the U.S. Mint: Ed MoyProfile of former Director of the U.S. Mint: Ed Moy
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The Ed Moy Signature Series: A U.S. Gold Bureau Exclusive

The U.S. Gold Bureau has partnered with former Director of the U.S. Mint, Ed Moy, to offer hand-signed certification labels on America's #1 Investment Grade Coin, the Gold American Eagle Proof 70 coin. The Ed Moy Signature Series of Gold American Eagle Proof 70 coins will be highly sought after by investors and collectors and is exclusive to the U.S. Gold Bureau, meaning population for Proof 70 coins and Date Runs will be extremely low, adding to their investment potential.

In addition to being the 38th Director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy is a well-known author, economist and public speaker. He served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for over five years and assisted with the transition to the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security after September 11, 2001. The U.S. Mint sold over a $1 billion in numismatic collectibles and struck over 16 billion coins in Moy's first year as Director. During his tenure as leader of the U.S. Mint, the financial crisis, and recession spurred unprecedented demand for gold and silver bullion. The 50 State Quarter program, the Presidential $1 Coin, and the National Parks Quarter program were also milestones of Ed Moy's term with the U.S. Mint.

Coins with Ed Moy signature labels have made headlines due to their extreme popularity and premiums investors are willing to pay at auction. The Ed Moy Signature Series of Gold American Eagle Proof 70 coins are no exception and are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio within precious metals.

Ed Moy Signature Series Gold American Eagle Proof 70 are available as single coins, 4-coin sets, and even a full Date Run featuring one of each Gold American Eagles minted since 1986. Demand for these hand-signed coins is expected to outpace supply as investors and collectors realize the tremendous investment potential of these coins. Please contact us for more information about this incredible opportunity available exclusively through the U.S. Gold Bureau.