2018-W Early Release Eagle

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  1. Dirtyfingers

    Dirtyfingers Active Member

    I recently purchased this coin at an auction on Heritage. Just opened it out of the mail and was adding it to my inventory and noticed there is no mint mark on it. I could be wrong, but I was under the assumption, all struck at west point will have a mint make lower left of the eagle on the reverse. The coin was slabbed and certified by NGC. I scan it with the app and it says it is legit by the number listed on the label. I looked around and can't find why it wouldn't have a mint mark. What am I missing? Thanks.
    2018 (W) 7JUL21 Obverse.jpeg 2018 (W) 7JUL21 Reverse.jpeg 2018 (W) Eagle NGC Verification.jpeg
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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    It's a 'bullion' coin struck as such, and therefore, doesn't possess a mint mark. Collector Eagles will possess a 'w','s' and possibly a 'd', but straight bullion coins are homeless..........but we all know they're struck at West Point.........unless, in dire times, they're sometime struck at Philly, and still lack a mint mark. :)
  4. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    Looking at the label, I believe the W in brackets (W) indicates the mint mark is not on the coin.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2021
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  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    But was supposedly struck there......
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  6. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    …either there or in China. J/K :p
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  8. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    The West Point bullion coins have no mint mark.
  9. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    Then it would have (C).
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  10. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    It was. They only do that when they get monster boxes that are mint sealed. When they () it like that you know its the bullion version.
  11. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    So if you bought/buy a particularly nice raw bullion AE that was/is claimed as struck at WP (or any other mint w/o m-mark), you'll have no way to ever prove it, nor will a TPG if you decided to slab it unless submitted in OGP. Correct...?
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  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  13. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    You'd need to buy an intact monster box with codes that say it was struck at west point then submit the box for grading and then you'll have a bunch of slabbed bullion coins that are designated (w) and as long as they aren't cracked out it will always be what the slab says it was. Unless people lose faith in the grading company or they go out of business that is.

    Out of the slab its just a bullion silver eagle like all the others.
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  14. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    That's why the W is in parenthesis.

    They graded it out of the sealed monster box with the correct sharpie notation of box #s.
  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Learn something new every day, thanks everyone.
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