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Why purchase this 2021-W Proof Silver American Eagle?
Share in the 35th anniversary of the Proof Silver Eagle with this 2021-W edition. Since the series started in 1986, its obverse and reverse designs have remained the same. That will change for the first time in 2021 when the U.S. Mint replaces Mercanti's reverse design mid-year. That makes this the final West Point Mint struck Proof issue in the series to bear that design.
Featuring the Traditional Heraldic Eagle Design of John Mercanti
Obverse: The coin's obverse bears the iconic Walking Liberty design that Adolph Weinman created for the 1916 Half Dollar. Draped in the American flag, Liberty carries laurel and oak branches while extending one hand to greet the morning sun, which is just beginning to show itself. The figure's name, "LIBERTY," arches over the image. Other obverse inscriptions read, "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2021." Collectors know Adolph Weinman in large part from his Walking Liberty Half Dollar and Mercury Dime. Other art enthusiasts may be more familiar with his sculptural work, which includes pieces that remain on display in numerous American cities.
Reverse: The reverse design, which was created by John Mercanti, was inspired by the Great Seal of the United States. It features an eagle guarding a union shield and thirteen stars, symbols of the original states. Inscriptions along the rim offer the name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the coin's metal content, "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and its face value, "ONE DOLLAR." John Mercanti spent almost four decades with the U.S. Mint, part of which he spent as the institution's twelfth Chief Engraver. He has designed more medals and coins than anyone else in American history.
Virtually Flawless PF69 UC FR with 35th Anniversary Label
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Proof 69, which means that it appears perfect to the naked eye. They also credited the coin with exhibiting particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields by certifying it Ultra Cameo (UC) and for being submitted for grading within 30 days of its initial release by certifying it First Releases (FR). This information comes on a 35th anniversary label.
Add this 2021-W Silver American Eagle Proof to your collection today.
This 2021-W Silver Type 1 Proof American Eagle NGC PF69 UC FR 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 Releases|
|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:||Heraldic Eagle|
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!