WASHINGTON – “She walks in beauty, like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies.” Although Lord Byron wrote those words almost two centuries ago, they can serve to describe the classic beauty of Adolph Weinman’s image of Liberty. That image-featured on United States Mint American Eagle bullion and proof coins since 1986-graces the 2008 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin, scheduled for release on March 17 at noon (ET).

The 2008 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin, offered at $25.95, contains one troy ounce of .999 silver. The obverse features Liberty in full stride enveloped in the folds of the American flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Featured on the coin’s reverse is the image of a Heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

Struck on specially burnished blanks, the American Eagle Uncirculated Coins feature a finish similar to their bullion counterparts, but carry the “W” mint mark, indicating their production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated in protective plastic and placed in a blue presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy.

There is no mintage limit and no order limit for the 2008 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Orders for the 2008 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin will be accepted on the United States Mint’s secure Web site at www.usmint.gov/. Those who wish to order by telephone may call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Customers can have the American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coins and other specific products automatically charged and shipped as each product is released by enrolling in the United States Mint Online Subscription Program. Visit www.usmint.gov for more information on this carefree shopping method.

A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)