Why order this American 2021-(W) Silver Eagle that was Struck at West Point Mint?
Share in this historic 35th anniversary issue of the world's favorite bullion coin with this 2021-(W) piece. The U.S. Mint plans to transition to a new reverse design in mid-2021, for the first time in the series' history! That gives collectors one last chance to pick up pieces with John Mercanti's original reverse design on a bullion Silver Eagle. While this coin does not bear a "W" mint mark, NGC certified that this coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
Featuring John Mercanti's Patriotic Reverse Design for the Final Time
Obverse: Adolph Weinman's historic Walking Liberty design features on the obverse. Liberty is draped in the American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches in her left arm while extending her right arm forward, as if greeting the new day. Inscriptions on this face include her name, "LIBERTY," the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "2021." Adolph Weinman is best known for two of his contributions to early 20th century numismatics, the Mercury Dime and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. He was also a prominent sculptor, and his work can still be seen in numerous American cities.
Reverse: For the last time, the reverse bears an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States by John Mercanti. Thirteen stars represent the country's first states at the top, while an eagle protects a union shield below. The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the coin's weight, "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and its face value, "ONE DOLLAR," are inscribed along the rim. The US Mint enjoyed the services of John Mercanti for nearly 40 years, part of which time he spent as its Chief Engraver. Nobody in the institution's long history has designed more medals and coins than he has.
Impeccable MS70 FR with West Point Gold Star Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Mint State 70. To receive that grade, a coin must appear perfect as seen under 5x magnification. This piece was also certified First Releases, which means that it was submitted for grading within a month of its initial release from the mint. This information comes provided on a West Point Gold Star label.
Don't miss your chance to own this American 2021-(W) West Point Mint Silver Eagle.
This 2021-(W) American Silver Eagle Struck at West Point Mint NGC MS70 FR West Point Gold Star 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 Releases|
|Label/Signature:||West Point Gold Star 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:||Mercanti’s Original Heraldic Eagle Reverse Design|
Introduced simultaneously in 1986, the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle -were both intended to create an American bullion coin that would compete with similar coins from other world mints. However, they soon became much more than that.