Beginning in 2006, the Burnished American Silver Eagle was introduced by the United States Mint. These planchets of these ASE`s are burnished before being struck, allowing a unique finish that is unseen on standard American Silver Eagle releases. Compared to standard Mint State ASE`s, the Burnished ASE`s have low mintages, making them much rarer to come by. The mintage of Burnished ASE`s has never exceeded 622,000, with most years having mintages in the 200,000 range! Each of the eight silver coins included in this set are graded a flawless Mint State 70 and comes with an RCTV exclusive Reagan pop art label signed by John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, who designed the reverse of the ASE.