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Why purchase this First Day of Issue 2021-W Type-2 American Silver Eagle Proof coin?
In the thirty-five years of issue since the U.S. Mint launched the American Silver Eagle series in 1986, there have been no major changes to the coin's design. That has changed in 2021, as the Mint has discontinued the iconic heraldic eagle (Type-1) image on the reverse, and replaced it with a dramatic lifelike portrayal of an Eagle Landing (Type-2).
Magnificent Type-2 Silver Eagle Design
Obverse: The obverse portrays Lady Liberty enveloped in a billowing American flag, whilst walking towards the sunrise carrying a bouquet of oak and laurel branches, which are symbolic of strength, victory and honor. Inscribed "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2021." The powerfully patriotic image is modeled after the design created by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman for the U.S. circulating half dollar minted from 1916-1947. Although the personification of Liberty is unaltered for the Type-2 Silver Eagle design, there is one notable addition to the obverse composition. For the first time in the series' history, Mr. Weinman's "AW" monogram accompanies the image.
Reverse: On the reverse, the symbolic oak branch appears again, gripped in the talons of an eagle with its wings raised to slow its descent. The eagle is encircled by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR," with the "W" Mint mark of the West Point Mint hovering near its tail feathers. The design is credited to award-winning artist Emily Damstra, creator of multiple designs for the U.S. Mint, including the reverses of the 2019 River of No Return Wilderness and the 2020 Tallgrass Prairie America the Beautiful quarters.
Proof 70 Ultra Cameo Excellence with a Blue Foil Core Holder
This 2021-W American Silver Eagle Type-2 proof coin earned the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for its exceptional strike, flawless surfaces and breathtaking contrast between its frosted and mirrored finishes. The 1 oz. silver dollar is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder surrounded by a dazzling blue foil core. The graded coin includes a celebratory 35th Anniversary certification label confirming its distinctive First Day of Issue status.
Don't delay, make this perfectly struck, First Day of Issue 2021-W American Silver Eagle Proof coin featuring the Type-2 Eagle Landing reverse a part of your collection today!
This 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle Type 2 NGC PF70 UC FDI Blue Foil Core 35th Anniversary 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|
|Holder:||Blue Foil Core|
|Label/Signature:||35th Anniversary 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:||NEW Type 2 “Eagle Landing”|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Emily Damstra|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|