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Why purchase this Congratulations Set 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle?
Recognize someone's achievement or life milestone with this 2021-W Proof Silver Eagle from the U.S. Mint's Congratulations Set. This coin is a particularly attractive option given its historic nature. Not only is the coin part of the 35th anniversary release in the series, but it is also the final Proof release to include John Mercanti's heraldic eagle design on the reverse. That classic reverse design will be replaced at some point in 2021.
Striking Heraldic Eagle Design by John Mercanti
Obverse: Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty design graces the obverse. Draped in the American flag, Liberty extends her right hand as if to greet the morning sun while carrying laurel and oak branches in her left arm. She is joined by inscriptions of her 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 best known coins in American history. In addition to these and other numismatic contributions, Weinman also created numerous sculptures.
Reverse: The reverse bears a heraldic eagle design that John Mercanti modeled off of the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle guards a union shield while holding arrows and an olive branch under thirteen stars, which represent the original states. The design is encircled by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." John Mercanti spent almost four decades with the US Mint, including time as the institution's twelfth Chief Engraver. Over the course of his career, he became the most prolific designer of coins and medals in American history.
Impeccable PF70 UC FDI with 1st Day of Issue Light Blue/Silver Label
This coin's grading information comes on a 1st Day of Issue Light Blue/Silver label. The FDI designation indicates that the coin was submitted for grading through an exclusive process. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) also graded the coin Proof 70 (PF 70) and certified it Ultra Cameo (UC). The PF70 grade means that the coin appears perfect under 5x magnification, while UC means that it exhibits particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields.
Buy this Congratulations Set 2021-W American Silver Eagle Proof now.
This 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle Type 1 Congratulations Set NGC PF70 UC FDI 1st Day of Issue Light Blue/Silver 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 of Issue Light Blue/Silver 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|
The American Silver Eagle series has featured the iconic heraldic eagle reverse design created by John Mercanti since it was first issued in 1986. In mid-2021 a new reverse design, created by Emily Damstra, will debut, but who is she and why was her design chosen? Learn more below!