Why buy this American 2021-(W) Silver Eagle Struck at the West Point Mint?
Thanks to the U.S. Mint's response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, collectors learned that the U.S. Mint has been striking Silver Eagles at multiple mints. This coin was struck at the West Point Mint, but does not bear a "W" mint mark. This 2021-(W) Eagle is part of the final bullion American Silver Eagle releases to bear the original reverse design of John Mercanti, which is set to change during 2021. This release is also part of the 35th anniversary issue of the series.
Featuring Patriotic Designs by Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti
Obverse: One of the most famous designs in American numismatic history, Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty, features on the obverse. Draped in the American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap, Liberty carries laurel and oak branches in the foreground as the morning sun emerges from beyond the horizon to the left. Obverse inscriptions include the figure's name, "LIBERTY, " the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "2021." Adolph Weinman designed the Mercury Dime and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, two of the most beautiful pieces in American history. In addition to his work in numismatics, he also created several sculptures, some of which continue to be displayed in various American cities.
Reverse: An eagle protects a union shield under thirteen stars, which symbolize the original states, on the reverse. John Mercanti modeled the image after the Great Seal of the United States. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is inscribed on the top half of the rim, while "1 OZ. FINE SILVER" and "ONE DOLLAR" are included on the bottom half. John Mercanti spent nearly 40 years with the US Mint, part of which he spent as its Chief Engraver. During his tenure, he became the most prolific designer of coins and medals in American history.
Impeccable MS70 FR with West Point Silver Star Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70 (MS 70), which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. NGC also indicated that the coin was submitted for grading no more than 30 days after its initial release from the mint by certifying it First Releases (FR). This information comes on a label that bears a West Point Silver Star.
Add this 2021-(W) Silver American Eagle Struck at the West Point Mint to your collection today.
This 2021-(W) American Silver Eagle Struck at West Point Mint NGC MS70 FR West Point Silver 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 Silver 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|