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2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF70 UC First Day of Issue

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2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF70 UC FDI
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Why buy this 2021-W Proof Silver American Eagle?

The US Mint celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Silver Eagle with this stunning proof release. Virtually unchanged since its debut in 1986, the series was set to have a new reverse design for the first time at the start of 2021. That change is now slated for mid-year, which gives collectors one final opportunity to own a W-proof with the original reverse design.

  • This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
  • This product sold out at the U.S. Mint within 10 minutes of being available!
  • It was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver.
  • The coin bears a proof finish.
  • It features the West Point Mint's "W" mint mark.
  • This piece is part of the 35th anniversary of the Proof Silver Eagle.
  • This is the final W-Proof Silver Eagle with the original reverse design.
  • The coin bears designs by Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece in Proof 70 Ultra Cameo condition.
  • This coin was given the Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle reverse design.
  • NGC certified this coin First Day of Issue.

Exquisite Designs by Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti

Obverse: On the obverse is the famous Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman, which originally appeared on the Half Dollar from 1916-1947. Liberty is draped in the American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches, symbols of civilian and military honors, respectively, against a backdrop of the rising sun. The figure's name, "LIBERTY," joins the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "2021," among the obverse inscriptions. Adolph Weinman designed the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime, two crucially important coins in America's early 20th century numismatic history. He was also a sculptor, whose work can still be seen in numerous American cities.

Reverse: The reverse design was created by John Mercanti. Modeled off of the Great Seal of the United States, it features an eagle protecting a union shield under stars that represent the original states. Rim inscriptions provide essential information about the coin, reading, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." John Mercanti is one of the best known figures in American numismatic history. He spent part of nearly four decades with the U.S. Mint as the institution's Chief Engraver. He has designed more medals and coins than any other person in the institution's history.

Flawless PF70 UC FDI

This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which is only given to coins that appear perfect as seen under 5x magnification. This piece was also certified First Day of Issue, a designation reserved for coins that were submitted through an exclusive process.

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This 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF70 UC FDI 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
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Release Type:First Day of Issue
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:40.60 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Obverse Design:Walking Liberty
Reverse Design:Heraldic Eagle
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