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Why order this Emergency Production 2021-(P) American Silver Eagle Struck at Philadelphia Mint?
The Silver Eagle is one of the world's most popular bullion coins, and the U.S. Mint strives to keep up with demand in the face of production delays related to the current covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the Mint began supplementing its typical West Point bullion production with a run at the Philadelphia Mint. This coin was part of that authorized production run, making it a fantastic keepsake from these interesting times we are living in. This piece is also one of the final bullion Silver Eagle issues in the series to bear the original heraldic eagle reverse design of John Mercanti before the design changes later in the year.
Featuring John Mercanti's Heraldic Eagle Design
Obverse: On the obverse is the iconic Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman. The image shows Liberty draped in the American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches in the morning sun. Inscriptions on the obverse include her name, "LIBERTY," the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "2021." Adolph Weinman contributed two of the most important pieces to America's early 20th century numismatic renaissance, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime. He was also a sculptor, and his work remains on display in numerous American cities.
Reverse: John Mercanti based his reverse design on the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle protects a union shield while holding arrows and an olive branch under thirteen stars. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR" are inscribed along the rim. John Mercanti is the most prolific designer of coins and medals in the history of the U.S. Mint. He spent over three and a half decades with the institution, including time as its Chief Engraver.
Impeccable MS70 FDI with 1st Day Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin on a 1st Day label. NGC graded the coin Mint State 70, which means that it appears perfect under 5x magnification. NGC also certified this coin First Day of Issue. The certification label also includes NGC's Emergency Production pedigree and "Struck at Philadelphia" designation.
Don't miss your chance to own this Philadelphia Mint Emergency Production 2021-(P) American Silver Eagle.
This 2021-(P) American Silver Eagle Struck at Philadelphia Mint - Emergency Production T-1 NGC MS70 FDI 1st Day Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2021|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Label/Signature:||1st Day Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|